Push America is a foundation that has grown from a small single-university fraternity movement to a nationwide student organization that educates undergraduates, graduates and the community in general about the vast abilities of people with disabilities.
About Push America
Founded in 1977, what we love about the organization is that it focuses on three key areas.
The first is service leadership.
With over 6,000 undergraduates and 65,000 alumni involved, the program aims to teach a message of acceptance and understanding of people with disabilities. Push America is also involved with construction of accessible areas for wheelchair access.
As a leading supplier of wheelchair accessible vans, used wheelchair vans and new wheelchair vans, we recognize this as an important and valuable endeavor in our field. Finally, Push America has been organizing cross-country cycling events in aid of people with disabilities since 1988, and this has ultimately been the best vehicle for communication for the group.
National Disability Awareness Month
As National Disability Awareness month winds down, we are glad to know that Push America’s range of events in No Boundaries Week will also carry on into the rest of the year. Close to home, the students at Queens University in Charlotte, NC have been a very active branch of Push America since 1996.
They have 37 active members and the chapter has won a number of Push America awards for their fundraising, and raising awareness of disability causes. In 2006 the Queens University chapter raised over $4,000, in 2009 they raised over $4,600, and this year they have continued to raise money with a number of events. Recently, the chapter’s annual ‘Scaffold Sit’ raised over $2,000 in donations.
Staying Involved in the Disability Community
Being actively involved in the disability community through our supply of North Carolina wheelchair accessible vans, we commend Push America and its Queens University chapter for their ongoing work raising awareness of disability issues, raising money for the cause, and improving the life of disabled people throughout our community.
If you are interested in hearing more about events like this in North Carolina, or if you want to hear about handicap accessible vans, get in touch!