As the caronavirus is requiring physical distancing from one another, one of the best things you can do is go for a walk in the woods where there aren’t crowds of people. Unfortunately, many participants, volunteers, and close friends of ours don’t have access to the trails!
One mom called and said that her son’s day program is cancelled for. a. month! (possibly more!) Her son has limited verbal communication and relies heavily on faces and people and social interaction for his happiness. “We are going to go stir crazy!” she said. “I need to get him outside.”
We want to help. We have 10 different off-road wheelchairs sitting in our gear shed built for every body-type and we’re now renting them out like we did to this mom using a thorough, sanitary process. Request to see our procedures around sanitizing and wait-time as well as our gear rental form if you’re interested by emailing email@example.com. One of us will give you a call and we can talk you through which chair would be best for you. You can come pick it up, make the suggested donation online, and return it when finished, all without interacting in person.
Each chair rents out for between $65 and $130 per day, but we also recognize that this may be a difficult time financially. If you can’t pay this amount, please don’t hesitate to ask for a scholarship. Regardless of whether you can pay or not, we want to make sure you have access to the trails and fresh air.
If you would like to financially support this program, we need your donations. Please consider making a donation in any amount to help families get outside during this time. Please give at our donate page and put “wheelchair rental support” in the memo line. Thank you for all your support. Stay healthy!
PS, we have trekking poles for rent too!