An average custom manual wheelchair for a child costs around $5,000. A power wheelchair can cost as much as $20,000.
The John Maclean Foundation (JMF) exists to change the lives of young Australians who use wheelchairs.
Our mission is to inspire, motivate and enable these great kids to chase their dreams.
JMF holds official charitable status and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). JMF is also endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) by the ATO.
How Your Donations are Used
Houses need special fittings to provide a little wheelie with access, or assistance to complete day to day tasks.A bathroom hoist can cost more than $10,000.
Modifications to make a vehicle accessible and safe for a young wheelie costs in excess of $30,000. Modification business will not modify a vehicle older than ten years old.
or any item that improves the quality of life for the child and their family.
In most cases our families are surviving on extremely low incomes, and limited Government assistance, whilst incurring extraordinary costs associated with the welfare of their child.
JMF Partner Agencies
The JMF has been instrumental in improving the lives of many of the children and families that Scope supports. In providing the material assistance that often isn’t funded by Government or other charity sources, the quality of life of children with a disability is markedly improved.
We are grateful to the JMF for the opportunity to work together in making this very tangible difference to their lives.Charlie Spendlove | Scope, General Manager Product, Brand and Marketing
Over the last three years the John Maclean Foundation have supported sixteen children with disabilities and their families, to purchase equipment that assists them with their mobility. This equipment allows them to access their communities and expand their life experiences. This generosity supports Northcott in its aim to build an inclusive society where people can live the life they choose.Kerry Stubbs | Northcott, CEO
The John Maclean Foundation has truly gone above and beyond to help change the lives of children living with Cerebral Palsy. The financial support of JMF has enabled us to purchase equipment, run programs and much more, however the impact of that support has meant more than 50 children in Queensland are now living the life they choose.Ben Cox | CPL, GM of Fundraising