Free Wheelchair Mission Named Regional Finalist for 2012 CLASSY Award: Health and Well Being

Free Wheelchair Mission has been named as a regional finalist for the 2012 CLASSY awards for the category of Health and Well Being.

Irvine, CA, July 11, 2012 --( Free Wheelchair Mission, a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides the gift of mobility to the impoverished disabled in developing nations, has been selected as a regional finalist by StayClassy, Inc. for the 2012 CLASSY Award in the category of Health and Well Being. Regional finalists were named from a pool of more than 2,400 nominees.

Founder and President, Dr. Don Schoendorfer, is excited for the nomination. Dr. Schoendorfer responded to the announcement by saying, “It is truly humbling for us to be recognized alongside some of the most outstanding charities working today. We can’t wait to see how the selection process plays out, but ultimately we will always find our reward in the smiles and gratitude of those we serve.” He continued, “We recently received FDA certification on our GEN_2 Wheelchair model, so for us a nomination in the category of Health and Well Being is further affirmation that we are providing a quality mobility aid to the impoverished disabled throughout the developing world.”

Regional finalists will be judged by a panel of past CLASSY award-winners and also in part by a public vote, open until July 26, 2012.

For more information on Free Wheelchair Mission and its nomination for the 2012 CLASSY Award for Health and Well Being, contact Communications Specialist Andrew Young at (949) 273-8470 or via email at

About Free Wheelchair Mission: FWM is a humanitarian, faith-based organization, in service to “provide the transforming gift of mobility to the impoverished disabled in developing countries, as motivated by Jesus Christ.” Since 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission has sent over 648,000 specially-made wheelchairs to over 85 countries around the world, sharing the gifts of dignity, independence and hope.

About the CLASSY Awards: The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. In 2011, nearly 2,000 organizations and volunteers were nominated for a CLASSY Award, and their collective efforts impacted the lives of more than 200,000,000 people in 71 countries worldwide (per their website).

About StayClassy, Inc.: StayClassy is a fast-growing San Diego-based startup that develops an online fundraising product used by thousands of Nonprofit organizations around the world. The company was founded in 2006 by a couple of friends who were looking to fundraise for charity, but didn't know how to get started. They envisioned a platform that made it easy for Nonprofits to turn their supporters into fundraisers; and so, they set off to build one. After years of testing their concept with dozens of Nonprofits, their initial idea has evolved into what is now an industry-leading online fundraising solution for Charities, Foundations, Churches, Schools, Clubs and more. Recently, the founders were selected by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the top 5 most promising social entrepreneurs in America. The company is also the host of the Classy Awards, the largest philanthropic awards show in the Country (per their website).
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