Hope Haven International Ministries
Hope Haven International Ministries, based in Rock Valley, Iowa, has many volunteers who dedicate their time toward gathering, refurbishing, and delivering recycled wheelchairs. This organization accepts wheelchair donations from United States residents, but only redistributes the chairs to people in developing nations such as Guatemala, Haiti, and Vietnam. Policies of Hope Haven International Ministries include:
• Donators can drop off wheelchairs or wheelchair parts to one of the many collection sites throughout the United States (and Vancouver, Canada). A complete listing of collection sites is available on the company website.
• Those who wish to volunteer to manufacture and restore wheelchairs must visit one of the organization's wheelchair stores, located in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota.
• Hope Haven International Ministries distributes recycled wheelchairs to recipients through periodic international trips and through partnering organizations such as the International Red Cross and UCP Wheels for Humanity.