24902 + A Million is a global Demand/Supply/Distribution/Sustain project to provide wheelchairs and other mobility aids to tens of millions of people in the World who need them. Instead of inviting cash donations, we are negotiating with major global organisations who run customer loyalty programmes so you can donate your loyalty points to help change a life. I am working with Helen Edwards from Australia and together we are about Achieving Results Together (ART) and we have started.
24902 + A Million is also an initiative whereby a challenge has been set to pledge / provide 1,024,902 wheelchairs / equipment to change a life by the 1st March 2013 – International Wheelchair Day.
Based on the World Health Organisation estimates, we need around 100 Million wheelchairs globally. Let’s start with just over a million by next year.
The project name 24902 + A Million name came about as Helen and I are members of Virgin Unite 24902, the community who are committed to making change happen started by Virgin Unite and Richard Branson to develop entrepreneurial approaches to solve problems that others haven’t or cannot address.
The Earth is 24,902 miles in circumference at the Equator, hence the inspirational name chosen for Virgin Unite 24902, who strive to involve an active global community along every one of those 24,902 miles. Using entrepreneurial approaches and collaboration Virgin Unite is employing business-based solutions to tackle problems like youth homelessness, unemployment and health and environmental crises – the 24902 group is joining forces to drive change in the world.
There is a rule: To be counted towards our 1,024,902 wheelchair / equipment target, the build must at a minimum meet the guidelines on the provision of manual wheelchairs in less-resourced settings set by the World Health Organisation.
Thank you so much to American Express who are already on board.
Organisations will convert your points value to directly purchase wheelchairs and other related equipment to be shipped to those that need them all over the World.
We have a model and will be starting our work in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Helen will be in PNG in the next few weeks and will be able to share our first success story using this new model.
This program is available to anyone anywhere in the world.
You may donate your points to a specific person or project on the List of Needs.
Accumulate points amongst schools, churches, Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, etc. and change lives today!
How about even in your local community? Are you aware of anyone on a waiting list or cannot afford to buy a mobility item? Get a project together and change their life. This project is now about equality, inclusion, accessibility and mobility. Get on board now!
Complete the Demand Application form and we’ll contact you soon to progress your request.
For American Express point holders – Typically, 11,620 points equates $100, so with just over 20,000 points this could buy a child a wheelchair in Papua New Guinea, Africa or many other parts of the World and change their lives for ever.
Please complete the Donate Your Loyalty Points form and we’ll contact you soon to arrange the conversion of your points. Through our back end system, we can match you with the chosen person you wish to assist.
This model is completely transparent, from identification of the need to the supply and delivery of the equipment, there is no cash changing hands, the intermediatary is a website that you can follow from when you choose the person to the time the equipment is provided. No admin fees, office overheads, paying people to collect cash, it is converting your points into a life changing need.
Totally tangible and transparent. Achieving a real result to help make the ‘Right for Real’ for millions all over the world.
Your contribution will change the World.
Steve and Helen