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Video Series: Comedian Zach Anner Visits UCP Wheels Nicaragua Projects

Video Series: Comedian Zach Anner Visits UCP Wheels Nicaragua Projects

December 15, 2016

Watch the hilarious Zach Anner's journey to Nicaragua to meet the individuals and families we serve and to highlight the need for wheelchairs in communities where access to mobility is not always an option.

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Sports Changed His Life Forever

Sports Changed His Life Forever

December 13, 2016

Living with a disability in a rural village in El Salvador, Obe was unable to get around on his own and had to give up many of the activities he loved.

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We Rely On Your Support

We Rely On Your Support

November 30, 2015

Donate today to help thousands of children, teens and adults in the new year.

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World Learning Awards Sri Lestari with “Most Inspiring Story”

World Learning Awards Sri Lestari with “Most Inspiring Story”

November 25, 2015

Sri Lestari's Journey for Change wins top honors for World Learning's "What do Empowered Women and Girls Look Like?" photo contest

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Fall Newsletter Now Available Online

Fall Newsletter Now Available Online

November 20, 2015

Read the latest news and announcements from UCP Wheels!

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Comprehensive rehabilitation services to benefit thousands of Ukrainians

Comprehensive rehabilitation services to benefit thousands of Ukrainians

October 20, 2015

TEAM project to support rehabilitation of victims of on-going conflict in Ukraine

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Wheels in Motion Raises $230,000!

Wheels in Motion Raises $230,000!

October 05, 2015

More than 300 guests attended the annual fundraiser held at the Skirball Cultural Center raising $230,000

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UCP Wheels Featured on NBC LA’s “Life Connected”

UCP Wheels Featured on NBC LA’s “Life Connected”

September 21, 2015

NBC Los Angeles Reporter Angie Crouch highlighted how we help provide mobility to people around the world. Original airdate: 9/20/15

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Join Our Team: Fall Marketing & Communications Intern

Join Our Team: Fall Marketing & Communications Intern

August 05, 2015

UCP Wheels for Humanity, a North Hollywood-based nonprofit organization working to bring mobility to people around the world, has an exciting internship opportunity available in the Development Department.

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Join Our Team: Fall Development Intern - Special Events, Outreach, and Campaigns

Join Our Team: Fall Development Intern - Special Events, Outreach, and Campaigns

August 05, 2015

UCP Wheels for Humanity, a North Hollywood-based nonprofit organization working to bring mobility to people around the world, has an exciting internship opportunity available in the Development Department.

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UCP WHEELS FOR HUMANITY DELIVERS WHEELCHAIRS TO CUBA

UCP WHEELS FOR HUMANITY DELIVERS WHEELCHAIRS TO CUBA

July 23, 2015

More than 150 children with disabilities receive wheelchairs

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Help Nabila Move Forward

Help Nabila Move Forward

June 25, 2015

This Fourth of July, donate and help children with disabilities around the world gain the mobility and freedom they deserve.

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Join Us at the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference

Join Us at the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference

March 03, 2015

UCP Wheels will have a booth at the conference, where thousands gather to share knowledge and the latest assistive technology innovations.

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Join Us at the Abilities Expo March 6-8!

Join Us at the Abilities Expo March 6-8!

February 26, 2015

UCP Wheels for Humanity is a proud sponsor of the Abilities Expo, which will be at the Los Angeles Convention Center from March 6-8, 2015.

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UCP Wheels Conducts Important Training Sessions in Ukraine

UCP Wheels Conducts Important Training Sessions in Ukraine

February 24, 2015

UCP Wheels' trainings educated wheelchair providers and medical professionals, some of whom were wheelchair users themselves, on crucial issues for people with disabilities in Ukraine, where conflict continues to cause injuries and displacement.

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UCP Wheels’ Training-of-Trainers Program Trains Wheelchair Experts From Around the World

UCP Wheels’ Training-of-Trainers Program Trains Wheelchair Experts From Around the World

February 24, 2015

Launching this week at the 31st Annual International Seating Symposium, this innovative workshop teaches wheelchair experts how to train others to properly provide wheelchairs to those who need them most.

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Witherbee Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to UCP Wheels for Humanity

Witherbee Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to UCP Wheels for Humanity

February 10, 2015

The Witherbee Foundation's generous gift will support our Volunteer Program.

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Join Our Team: Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Join Our Team: Marketing & Communications Coordinator

January 30, 2015

We're looking for an experienced communications professional to help us tell our story!

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Join Our Team: Warehouse Clerk

Join Our Team: Warehouse Clerk

January 30, 2015

We're looking for someone to help us manage the day-to-day activities of our North Hollywood warehouse.

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Project CLASP Will Increase Access to Wheelchairs Worldwide

Project CLASP Will Increase Access to Wheelchairs Worldwide

November 14, 2014

Press Release:People with disabilities in developing countries will have greater access to wheelchairs because of a $2.2 Million Grant from USAID for UCP Wheels' Project CLASP

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Sri Meets With the President of Indonesia!

Sri Meets With the President of Indonesia!

October 24, 2014

As part of her Journey to Inspire, staff member Sri Lestari met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo to discuss disability rights.

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Staff Member Embarks on Another Inspirational Journey

Staff Member Embarks on Another Inspirational Journey

October 21, 2014

For the second straight year, our “biker chick in a wheelchair” rides across Indonesia and inspires thousands.

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Wheels in Motion a Huge Success!

Wheels in Motion a Huge Success!

October 15, 2014

UCP Wheels for Humanity’s annual gala, Wheels in Motion, raised over $225,000 to support our programs for people with disabilities.

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UCP Wheels Celebrates National Rehabilitation Week with a Successful Wheelchair Drive

UCP Wheels Celebrates National Rehabilitation Week with a Successful Wheelchair Drive

October 13, 2014

Sponsored by the San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Center, this drive collected over 200 wheelchairs and pieces of equipment for UCP Wheels!

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Intern for UCP Wheels for Humanity

Intern for UCP Wheels for Humanity

September 10, 2014

Learn about nonprofit development and fundraising as a UCP Wheels Development Department intern!

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Help UCP Wheels Through the Amazon.com Shopping You Already Do

Help UCP Wheels Through the Amazon.com Shopping You Already Do

July 07, 2014

With AmazonSmile, for every purchase you make, Amazon donates to UCP Wheels!

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ASSISTIVE HEALTH TECHNOLOGY: AN OVERLOOKED WORLDWIDE NEED

ASSISTIVE HEALTH TECHNOLOGY: AN OVERLOOKED WORLDWIDE NEED

July 06, 2014

UCP Wheels Participates in an Important Gathering of World Leaders in the Field of Assistive Health Technology

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Better “ACCESS” - UCP Wheels Participates in Startup Meetings for Exciting Joint Project

Better “ACCESS” - UCP Wheels Participates in Startup Meetings for Exciting Joint Project

July 03, 2014

The ACCESS project aims to strengthen and develop the wheelchair sector across five countries

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US AMBASSADOR VISITS UCP WHEELS SEATING CLINIC IN THAILAND

US AMBASSADOR VISITS UCP WHEELS SEATING CLINIC IN THAILAND

May 09, 2014

Ambassador Kristie Kenney attends UCP Wheels’ seating clinic in Bangkok, where 66 wheelchairs and 80 ambulatory aids were distributed to people in need.

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JOIN US AT WHEELS IN MOTION 2014!

JOIN US AT WHEELS IN MOTION 2014!

May 06, 2014

September 20, 2014 at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Tickets Are Available Now!

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Arizona State University Students Spring Break at UCP Wheels

Arizona State University Students Spring Break at UCP Wheels

May 05, 2014

This group of students found a new way to spend their time off from school - volunteering at UCP Wheels!

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UCP Wheels for Humanity named “Charity of the Week” in The Week Magazine

UCP Wheels for Humanity named “Charity of the Week” in The Week Magazine

April 25, 2014

UCP Wheels has been named The Week's "Charity of the Week" for the second time in three years.

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UCP WHEELS RECEIVES REEVE FOUNDATION QUALITY OF LIFE GRANT

UCP WHEELS RECEIVES REEVE FOUNDATION QUALITY OF LIFE GRANT

March 12, 2014

The Reeve Foundation’s generous grant will support our Domestic Clinical Training Workshop, which will increase the number of people who can provide properly fitting wheelchairs in developing countries.

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FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT: the only physically disabled President

FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT: the only physically disabled President

February 17, 2014

A special shout out to President Roosevelt this President's day! A man whose disability exemplifies that physical disabilities hold no barriers to achievement.

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Danar’s Story - a video profile

Danar’s Story - a video profile

February 10, 2014

One of our clients talks about being able to share love in his community, now that he has a wheelchair.

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Our Office in El Salvador

Our Office in El Salvador

January 04, 2014

UCP Wheels for Humanity (UCP Wheels) is proud to announce the opening of a new office in El Salvador, and the launch of a multifaceted effort to increase access to assistive technology and physical therapy for people with disabilities throughout the country.

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Celebrating Opportunity

Celebrating Opportunity

January 02, 2014

A tribute gift celebrates the power of courage and the beauty of friendship.

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Galpin Donation Helps Get 115 Wheelchairs to Zimbabwe

Galpin Donation Helps Get 115 Wheelchairs to Zimbabwe

December 18, 2013

115 wheelchairs left the UCP Wheels warehouse last week on their way to Zimbabwe, thanks to the generous donation of a truck rental from our friends at Galpin! The shipment included...

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Our Action in Response to Typhoon Haiyan

Our Action in Response to Typhoon Haiyan

December 13, 2013

Relief efforts are underway to help survivors of this unprecedented tragedy...

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Giyanti’s Story - a video profile

Giyanti’s Story - a video profile

December 09, 2013

In this moving testimonial, Giyanti tells us what life was like before she had mobility, and how things have changed since receiving a wheelchair.

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Make An Immediate Impact!

Make An Immediate Impact!

December 06, 2013

30 seconds a day for the month of December will help UCP Wheels reach more people than ever before in 2014.

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Bunco Parties in Support of UCP Wheels!

Bunco Parties in Support of UCP Wheels!

December 05, 2013

Everyone loves a party! But what’s even better is a party with a purpose!

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Webisodes Capture Staff Member’s Journey to Inspire

Webisodes Capture Staff Member’s Journey to Inspire

November 15, 2013

A biker chick in a wheelchair. Riding from Java to Bali. We kid you not.

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Help Provide Aid to the Philippines

Help Provide Aid to the Philippines

November 13, 2013

​More than 2,600 people have been confirmed as injured by Typhoon Haiyan, and that number is expected to rise as emergency response teams continue their work.

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Take Action on Behalf of Disability Rights!

Take Action on Behalf of Disability Rights!

November 04, 2013

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be considering a disability rights treaty this week. Make your voice heard!

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Abilities Expo - Los Angeles: February 28-March 2

Abilities Expo - Los Angeles: February 28-March 2

November 01, 2013

We'll be there! Will you?

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Jamaica Seating Clinic Provides 165 Wheelchairs

Jamaica Seating Clinic Provides 165 Wheelchairs

October 31, 2013

New partnership allows us to reach orphans in need!

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Wheels in Motion Exceeds Fundraising Goals!

Wheels in Motion Exceeds Fundraising Goals!

October 28, 2013

On September 28, UCP Wheels raised more than $200,000 to help people with disabilities around the world.

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Join Our Team: Program Coordinator Position

Join Our Team: Program Coordinator Position

October 17, 2013

UCP Wheels is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator based in our North Hollywood headquarters to support the development and implementation of a 4-year USAID-funded wheelchair service provision program throughout Central America.

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Revi’s Story—a video profile

Revi’s Story—a video profile

October 02, 2013

One of our clients tells you in her own words about her life now that she has mobility.

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Support Group Pilot Empowers Parents and Caregivers

Support Group Pilot Empowers Parents and Caregivers

October 01, 2013

“Before, I felt so isolated! Society didn’t accept me and my family — my child — as we are. Now I feel more confident knowing other families like ours,” said Puryanto after his first Caregiver Support Group meeting this past February.

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The “UCP KIDS” Chair

The “UCP KIDS” Chair

September 16, 2013

Find out more about a low-cost product UCP Wheels designed and manufactures that has been built for the context of the countries in which we work...

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Intensive Therapy Model Will Benefit 23,380 Salvadorans

Intensive Therapy Model Will Benefit 23,380 Salvadorans

September 15, 2013

The program will focus on victims of conflict, women, and children...

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Client Profile: Jorge Eduardo Zuniga

Client Profile: Jorge Eduardo Zuniga

September 12, 2013

When Jorge Zuniga fell out of a tree 3 years ago and injured his spinal cord, his whole life changed. Now that Jorge has an active wheelchair...

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Sri’s Story—a video profile

Sri’s Story—a video profile

September 05, 2013

When Sri Lestari was 23, she was in an accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down. For 10 years Sri was house-bound...

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Client Profile: Fatima Olivas

Client Profile: Fatima Olivas

September 03, 2013

Seventh grader Fatima Olivas has high hopes for the future — a house of her own and a career as a veterinarian. “[But] without this wheelchair, there’s no way Fatima would be in school right now,” her mother, Rosaria, says...

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Clinics in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

Clinics in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

September 01, 2013

Two back-to-back clinics in Central America provided a total of 497 wheelchairs to people in need!

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Tulita Elementary Celebrates Four Years of Volunteerism

Tulita Elementary Celebrates Four Years of Volunteerism

August 26, 2013

Local Elementary School Students Make a Global Impact

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Join Us for our Annual Event: September 28th

Join Us for our Annual Event: September 28th

August 25, 2013

The Petersen Automotive Museum
6:30 pm

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In the News: Sri Lestari Travels by Motorcycle to Bring an Empowering Message to Disabled

In the News: Sri Lestari Travels by Motorcycle to Bring an Empowering Message to Disabled

August 02, 2013

The Christian Science Monitor

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Volunteer in a New Way

Volunteer in a New Way

July 07, 2013

This year UCP Wheels will be participating in the World CP Challenge! Organize a team to complete exercises every day and raise money for a great cause.

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Where We Get Our Numbers

Where We Get Our Numbers

June 30, 2013

17 years, 72 Countries, 313,300 lives positively impacted by UCP Wheels? Tell me more!

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Our Office in Indonesia

Our Office in Indonesia

June 04, 2013

An estimated 24 million Indonesians have a disability, and 2.4 million of them need a wheelchair. In Indonesia, as in most developing countries, the majority of this population cannot afford a wheelchair, and is instead resigned to crawl, be carried, or stay at home.

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Ethiopia Seating Clinic Film

Ethiopia Seating Clinic Film

June 01, 2013

Check out this video, to see the impact of our work.

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