Welcome to the Wheels for Jacquie Foundation! We are thrilled that you're here and look forward to educating and working with you in the future.
The Wheels for Jacquie Foundation was created out of determination and the need for equity. The goal of the Wheels for Jacquie Foundation is not only to raise the funds needed for Jacquie’s accessible van but to fund vehicles for other individuals and families who are differently-abled.
Transportation is a basic need. For individuals and families who are differently-abled, the process to obtain an accessible vehicle takes longer than necessary and the costs are well beyond what others need to consider. The government grant sources in Vermont are scarce and when Cari reached out to friends and family about fundraising for an accessible van for Jacquie, she realized that people want to help. Hence, the Wheels for Jacquie Foundation formed and we are excited to be able to help Jacquie and others in similar financial situations.
To date, we have raised over $10,000 and have just begun. With the help of events, individual donors, and corporate support, we look forward to continuing to grow our work and help many people long into the future.
The Wheels for Jacquie Mission
The Wheels for Jacquie Foundation provides funding support to help individuals and families who are differently-abled obtain the basic need of transportation in the form of a vehicle of their own that fits their needs.
The Wheels for Jacquie Vision
The Wheels for Jacquie Foundation helps individuals and families who are differently-abled obtain an accessible vehicle through grants made by the organization which enables grant recipients to achieve greater ease and independence.
1. To raise the funds needed to provide accessible vehicles for Jacquie and other differently-abled individuals and families.
2. Cari Kelley owns Cari Me Away Travels and will be donating 40% of the income to the Foundation. Foundation volunteers will work with grant recipients to brainstorm fundraising ideas to help recipients achieve their financial goal.
3. The Foundation is volunteer-run until it grows to a point when paid staff is needed. A volunteer Board of Directors work with the Director on all aspects of the Foundation from fundraising to grantmaking.
Woman using a walker.
Woman using a wheelchair.
Man with a prosthetic leg using crutches.