First Lady and Texas Brother Knights,
Attached is the Wheelchair Mission Donations by Diocese and Council that have been received as of January 31, 2023. Diocesan Deputies, please forward this email and attachments to your District Deputies so that they are aware of the donations of their Councils and know how to make a donation.
The American Wheelchair Mission is the First Lady’s charity this fraternal year. The State goal is to increase the donations from each Diocese by holding more Wheelchair Sundays and by every Texas Council participating in the Wheelchair Program by donating at least $150 for one wheelchair. The goal for District Deputies is to have at least one of their Councils hold a Wheelchair Sunday.
In November of last year, we were honored to have our Worthy State Deputy and First Lady on the wheelchair distribution trip with us to Hermosillo, Mexico. Families told us that they had been praying for a wheelchair and the trip reiterated the immediate impact that one wheelchair makes. Below is the link to the video of that trip (959 MB):
Thank you and God bless you to the 155 Councils, 3 Assemblies and the First Lady’s Initiative that donated a total of $413,991 for 2,760 wheelchairs. Since it is estimated that each wheelchair delivered changes and improves an average of 10 lives, you have impacted the lives of 27,600 people. At this time last fraternal year, the donations received were $320,507 for 2,136 wheelchairs. Hopefully we can exceed the $735,941 for 4,906 wheelchairs raised last fraternal year.
Please make checks payable to American Wheelchair Mission and mail them with the completed attached donation form to the address at the bottom of the form. To donate online, please visit amwheelchair.org/donate and in the Campaign field select “Knights of Columbus” and in the Organization/Council field enter your Council Number.
If you have any questions about the Wheelchair Program, need help with a Wheelchair Sunday, or need wheelchairs, please contact me or Assistant Wheelchair Chairman Brian Nelson in San Antonio at email@example.com or 210-275-7921.
Brother Bill Weber
Texas Wheelchair Chairman