Holiday Campaign for Mobility Brings Freedom and Dignity to Children with Special Needs This Holiday Season
Project Mobility is holding a unique crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to build custom adaptive bicycles for 12 children with disabilities this season.
Jacob riding an Adaptive Bicycle with Hal Honeyman of Project Mobility.
bikes bring tremendous joy to the kids and families that receive
them...We wanted to have a bigger impact this year and we're going to do
that by raising funds to surprise 12 children this year.
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) December 17, 2013
Project Mobility, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is crowdfunding for the Holiday Campaign for Mobility to raise $39,000 to surprise 12 special needs children with adaptive bicycles.
Project Mobility is holding a unique crowdfunding campaign to raise
funds to build custom adaptive bicycles for 12 children with
disabilities this season. Adaptive bicycles provide tremendous
advantages to children with limited mobility due to physical
disabilities. This type of adaptive technology helps special needs
children improve strength, range of motion, flexibility, self-esteem,
confidence, and the ability to integrate with their peers. Each adaptive
bike is custom made for the individual child, ranging in cost from
“Adaptive bikes bring tremendous joy to the kids and families that
receive them. For the past few years we’ve surprised one or two kids
around the holidays, but this year we wanted to do something different,”
said Hal Honeyman, founder of Project Mobility. “We wanted to have a
bigger impact this year and we’re going to do that by raising funds to
surprise 12 children this year. It’s a lofty goal, but we’re confident
we’ll be able to achieve it with the support of friends, family, and
The Holiday Campaign for Mobility is seeking $39,000 worth of donations using the crowdfunding website GoFundMe.com.
100% of donations are tax-deductible and all proceeds will go directly
to building and surprising 12 children with adaptive bicycles this
“We started Project Mobility as a result of my son Jacob being born
with cerebral-palsy. As a biking family we set out on a mission to get
all of us back on bikes, together,” said Honeyman. “It was a big
challenge initially but so many amazing things have happened and we’ve
been able to help to many people and touch so many lives. It has been a
really worth while experience.”
Project Mobility was established in 2002 to provide camps, clinics,
and adaptive bicycle technology for kids with disabilities. Since their
inception in 2002, Project Mobility has helped over 5,000 children.
“Our job is to find a bike that will work for each kid – no matter
what they have going on physically. We have hand propelled bikes for
children with paraplegia, foot pedal bicycles for others.” said
Honeyman. “And once these kids get on bikes they are given a sense of
self-dignity and self-mobility. It really changes their lives forever.”
Every donation level has a reward, from $5 to $25 up to $10,000. All
donations over $10 will be entered to win a Trek 7.3 FX Bicycle, donated
by Trek Bicycle Corporation. $500 donations can nominate a child to
receive an adaptive bike. Donations of $3,000 and more can hand-select a
child to receive a bike through the Holiday campaign for mobility.
Donors of $10,000 or more will receive a 6-day Trek Bicycle Travel trip
to California Wine Country (some restrictions apply). Please visit the
Holiday Campaign for Mobility GoFundMe page to learn about the specific
rewards for each donation level.
About Project Mobility
Project Mobility is an organization dedicated to addressing the
empowerment of children with disabilities through the freedom of
independent mobility. This is achieved by means of specialized bicycles
that have been adapted to fit the needs of the individual. Project Mobility
provides an innovative service to the disabled community. What Project
Mobility does is unique; there are no other organizations that provide
this service for children with disabilities. Project Mobility is
considered to be the leading authority on adaptive cycling in the