Beneficiary using a new hand-powered wheelchair from Latter-day Saint Charities.

Our Mission

Improve mobility, health, and the educational and economic opportunities for people with physical disabilities.

Our Approach

Working with local organizations, we improve the services for the physically disabled and provide manual wheelchairs or walking aids that are appropriate to individual needs and circumstances.

Latter-day Saint Charities volunteers train local organizations to assess individual needs, select and fit appropriate wheelchairs, train individuals and caregivers, provide support for repair and maintenance, and implement World Health Organization guidelines.

Where feasible, Latter-day Saint Charities seeks to support local production of wheelchairs.

2018 Impact

People Served53,800

Mobility Devices

To enable mobility for each person, we provide individuals with different types of wheelchairs based on their needs.

Individual Training

People with disabilities, their families, and other caregivers are trained in wheelchair mobility, wheelchair maintenance, and the techniques needed to maintain health.

Support for Repair

We ensure that the wheelchairs will offer effective, long-term mobility by providing training and tools for repair and maintenance.