Helping Families Who Need A Wheelchair

Helping Families Who Need A Wheelchair

(PRESS RELEASE)TORRANCE, Calif. (May 29, 2013) – Families of special need children are finding it more difficult than ever to obtain a wheelchair. Public programs are reducing funding for necessary adaptive equipment and private insurances are following in their footsteps.

Even if insurance companies do pay, the whole process can take months, even years to get the funding for the correct wheelchair. Convaid— the company that invented the compact folding, adaptive assisted wheelchair—  is continuing their mission of enriching the lives of special needs families by providing easy-to-use, convenient and attractive wheelchairs, by helping families with alternative funding options to help raise money.

Through their Community Outreach program, Convaid created the new Fund-A-Chair Program. This new program is specifically designed for families to raise funds for the purchase of a lightweight Convaid Wheelchair.

Through the Fund-A-Chair Program, families can raise money with the help of the free fundraising site This allows families to easily accept donations from friends and family across the globe through an online trusted source.

“We created this program to give families another option when trying to raise funds for their much needed wheelchairs and other medical equipment,” said President of Convaid Chris Braun. “Often times families find that loved ones are more than willing to contribute $25 here or there, but don’t feel like it’s significant enough. By using the new program, people will see that every dollar does count.”

Every year ten of thousands of families choose Convaid for their children’s mobility needs. Convaid’s line of lightweight pediatric wheelchairs are custom made to meet each individual’s physical needs, improving not only the life of the user but the lives of the user’s entire family, by promoting mobility and independence.

The Fund-A-Chair Program goes live on June 1st, 2013. To kick off the program, for the entire month of June, Convaid will be giving program users who are able to meet or exceed their fundraising goals a 10% discount on all Convaid customized wheelchairs as well as a free basket or canopy with purchase.

“The challenges that families are facing for getting funding for wheelchairs and other mobility related equipment is far greater than it was even two years ago,” said Braun. “We want to help all these children and their families enjoy their freedom and lead full, active lives.

Families interested in creating a Fund-A-Chair Fundraiser page to purchase Convaid products can send their page link to where it will be considered as a feature on the Convaid website to help encourage donations.

Families are also encouraged to use social media to help spread the word on their cause, as well as posting on the Convaid FacebookTwitter , and Pinterest pages.

For more information on the Fund-A-Chair-Program and detailed instructions on how to get started please visit or call 1-888-CONVAID.

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