Chariots Of Love, a division of Caps Of Love

Free wheelchairs for mobility-challenged children in the USA

aka Chariots Of Love   |   Lake Worth, FL   |  www.ChariotsOfLove.org

Mission

Chariots Of Love provides free wheelchairs and free wheelchair repairs to mobility-challenged children in the USA through the age of 21 funded by grants, fundraising, and public donations.

Notes from the nonprofit

We continue to strive to aid the mobility-challenged pediatric demographic community through our non-profit organization

Ruling year info

2014

Founder and President

Valerie Denise Mathieu

Main address

PO Box 541224

Lake Worth, FL 33454 USA

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Formerly known as

Caps Of Love

EIN

46-5605705

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are striving to increase the public awareness of our programs and drive fundraising during the Covid 19 pandemic. We have more candidates than ever before and need critical funds to provide their mobility solutions. Candidates may have had previous access to shared mobility equipment at schools, therapy facilities, or after-care that are no longer accessible due to Covid 19 and are now needed at home.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Providing free wheelchairs to mobility-challenged children under the age of 21 in the USA

Chariots Of Love provides free wheelchairs and wheelchair repairs to mobility challenged children living in the USA under the age of 21.
Wheelchairs are funded through grants, fundraising, and public monetary donations. See website www.ChariotsOfLove.org for info

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
Children and youth

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to improve the lives and wellbeing of as many mobility-challenged children and young adults as we can. By providing free, medically-correct wheelchairs, gait trainers, and standers so these candidates can attend school, use public transportation, be included in the community functions, and achieve their maximum potential.

By engaging ourselves in community groups and councils that are in the Special Needs realm, we will make our services and programs known to hospitals, clinics, school boards, and among therapists to increase our impact in our communities.

We have the dedicated volunteers to drive our participation in outreach and social groups to make ourselves known. We are partnered with three of the largest medical equipment providers to offer timely responses to all requests for mobility equipment. Their professional staff conduct the assessments and evaluations of the clients and recommend the correct equipment based on the individual candidate's condition.

As of February 2021, we have provided 146 free "Gifts Of Mobility" in six states with 135 of those going to mobility-challenged children in South Florida.
In late 2017 we launched a new program offering wheelchair repairs and accessories to our clients that may not need a new wheelchair but rather repairs or accessories.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We began offering wheelchair repairs and accessories that enhance the lives of our candidates not requiring a new wheelchair at this time.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Chariots Of Love, a division of Caps Of Love

Board of directors
as of 3/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Valerie Mathieu

Chariots Of Love

Term: 2013 -

Theodore Mathieu

Palm Beach Resurfacing

Wesley Mathieu

Lawyer

Patricia Maier

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/08/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/08/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.