The Sask K of C State Board & the Sask K of C Charitable Foundation have partnered with the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation in bringing a car load of wheelchairs into our province.
The wheelchairs will be very similar to those distributed overseas. The attached photo shows Bishop Bryan Bayda sharing a chuckle with two gracious young recipients of a K of C wheelchair at the Children’s Orphanage in Dnipropetrovs’k, Ukraine. The chairs we have ordered will also have the K of C emblem embroidered into the fabric as shown on the photo.
We have ordered two styles of wheelchairs. The solid standard is the traditional chair designed for basic use inside of buildings. The solid standard with mountain bike tires is a stronger chair with primary use outside of buildings.
The intent of this project is to provide Councils and/or individuals with the opportunity to purchase chair(s) and gifting them to individuals, nursing homes, churches, community halls, rinks, schools etc. We should not focus strictly on our own community, but also consider any place where there may be individuals that may need a chair for the short or long term.
We have ordered 105 chairs of differing sizes. We anticipate their delivery to Saskatoon in mid-December. We invite you to pre-purchase utilizing the attached order form. The chairs will be only be considered purchased when the payment and order form are received at the Sask K of C Charitable Foundation office in Moose Jaw. Unfortunately promises will not be acceptable.