project leader
Darleen B
755 West Big Beaver Road
(Midwest Tireman)
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the project

Our project aims to raise funds for the acquisition of wheelchair-accessible transportation vehicles to serve the needs of the disabled community in our area. The lack of accessible transportation options has long been a significant barrier for individuals with disabilities, limiting their mobility and independence. Through this initiative, we seek to address this critical issue and empower members of our community to access essential services, employment opportunities, and recreational activities without hindrance.

The funds raised will be allocated towards purchasing specially equipped vehicles that can accommodate wheelchairs, ensuring safe and convenient transportation for individuals with mobility challenges. These vehicles will be equipped with ramps, lifts, and securement systems to facilitate easy and dignified access for wheelchair users. Additionally, funds will be allocated for vehicle maintenance, insurance, and operational expenses to ensure the sustainability of the transportation service in the long term.

Our fundraising efforts will encompass various strategies, including community events, online crowdfunding campaigns, corporate sponsorships, and partnerships with local businesses and organizations. Through engaging storytelling, educational outreach, and advocacy initiatives, we aim to raise awareness about the importance of accessible transportation and foster a culture of inclusivity and support within our community. Together, we can break down barriers and pave the way for a more accessible and equitable society where every individual, regardless of ability, can thrive and participate fully in community life

the steps

  1. Research and Procurement (Month 1):

    • Research wheelchair-accessible transportation options and suppliers.
    • Obtain quotes and negotiate pricing for vehicles and necessary equipment.
    • Finalize contracts with suppliers and secure delivery dates.
  2. Vehicle Acquisition (Months 2-3):

    • Purchase wheelchair-accessible vehicles according to agreed specifications.
    • Ensure vehicles are equipped with ramps, lifts, and securement systems.
    • Arrange for delivery and inspection of vehicles upon arrival.
  3. Training and Staffing (Months 3-4):

    • Hire and train drivers with experience in accommodating individuals with disabilities.
    • Conduct sensitivity training for all staff members to ensure respectful and inclusive service.
    • Develop protocols for vehicle operation, safety procedures, and passenger assistance.
  4. Service Launch Preparation (Month 4):

    • Develop marketing materials and promotional campaigns to announce the launch of the service.
    • Coordinate with local media outlets for press coverage and publicity.
    • Create informational materials outlining service details, coverage areas, and booking procedures.
  5. Service Launch (Month 5):

    • Officially launch wheelchair-accessible transportation service to the community.
    • Host launch event with community leaders, stakeholders, and service users.
    • Begin accepting bookings and providing transportation services to individuals with disabilities.
  6. Monitoring and Evaluation (Ongoing):

    • Establish systems for collecting feedback from service users and stakeholders.
    • Monitor service utilization, customer satisfaction, and any operational challenges.
    • Make adjustments as necessary based on feedback and performance data.
  7. Community Outreach and Expansion (Ongoing):

    • Continuously promote the service through community outreach events, workshops, and partnerships.
    • Explore opportunities for service expansion to reach more underserved areas or demographics.
    • Engage with local government agencies and advocacy groups to advocate for increased accessibility and support for individuals with disabilities.
  8. Financial Management (Ongoing):

    • Maintain accurate financial records and reporting for transparency and accountability.
    • Regularly review budgetary allocations and expenditures to ensure efficient use of funds.
    • Seek additional funding opportunities to sustain and expand the service as needed.

why we're doing it

Our project to raise funds for wheelchair-accessible transportation directly addresses a pressing social issue in our neighborhood and city—the lack of accessible transportation options for individuals with disabilities. By providing reliable and dignified transportation solutions, we aim to break down barriers and promote inclusivity, independence, and empowerment for all members of our community.

The social impact of our project is profound. For too long, individuals with disabilities have faced significant challenges in accessing essential services, employment opportunities, and recreational activities due to inadequate transportation options. Many have been forced to rely on costly and unreliable alternatives or endure the indignity of being unable to travel independently. Our project seeks to change this reality by offering a practical solution that enhances the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and fosters a more inclusive and supportive community environment.


Van 1 - $17,000.00

Van 2 - $17,000.00

Van 3 - $17,000.00


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee 8% $4,545.45
ioby Donation Processing Fee 4% $2,272.73
TOTAL TO RAISE $56,818.18
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


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