All Iowa
Wheels for the World

Next Drive: 
April 26 & 27, 2013

Map Link 2013 Press Release

Hospital Newsletter text :

Recycle Mobility Equipment with the All Iowa Wheels for the World Drive
Manual wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and canes will be collected from your area April 26-27, 2013. This equipment will give the miracle of mobility to a person with a disability in a country that does not have the resources we have in the United States.
The equipment will be collected at drop-off sites located in each sector of the state by Wheels for the World volunteers. The locations of these drop-off sites can be found at The equipment will then be brought to a central location, loaded onto a truck donated by Wal-Mart, and taken to a correctional facility in Kansas where the inmates will refurbish it. From there the equipment is shipped to countries in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and South America and distributed to families who have no other way of obtaining mobility equipment.
Questions about donations and drop-off sites: Jan Lamm ( or 319-551-2576.
All other questions can be directed to: John Barr at or 319-541-3213

Fall 1999, Spring 2004, Fall 2006, Spring 2009, October 2010, April 2011
Total wheelchairs collected in past 11 years – 2,841 2,264
Over 1,000 wheelchairs have been collected at non drive times
Since April 2009 four Wal-Mart trailers delivered equipment to KS prisons in 12/09, 7/10, 10/10, 4/11

Lisa Bluder takes the Wheelchair Challenge