PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Madeline Robinson perfectly sums up Wheelchairs 4 Kids’ primary program: “Let’s Roll.”
It’s also her attitude about the organization she founded.
What You Need To Know
- Madeline Robinson founded Wheelchairs 4 Kids
- Mission is to assist low income families in need of wheelchairs and is supported by community donations and grants
- Wheelchairs 4 Kids
“That’s all about mobility and accessibility,” Robinson said. “So we provide wheelchairs, home modification, vehicle modification, and other equipment at no charge to the families.”
Another program is “Wheely fun days.”
The activities are designed to combat isolation, a problem faced by many wheelchair bound kids.
“So we take the kids to Gatorland to go zip lining,” she said. “Indoor sky diving. We take them water skiing using adaptive skis. We go to Bucs’ training camp. Rays games."
Most of Robinson’s adult life has been working with children’s charities.
Started 10 years ago, she cashed in her 401k and started Wheelchairs 4 kids. The mission is to assist low income families and is supported by community donations and grants.
So far over 1,000 chairs have found a child.
“To see the families’ response is amazing whether it be a wheelchair or a house modification, vehicle modification, whatever it might be, we’re changing their lives,” said Robisnon.
Click on the video above to learn more about Robinson and Wheelchairs 4 Kids.