The wheelchair is one of the most commonly used assistive devices for enhancing personal mobility, yet, thousands of South Africans remain bedridden, rely on family members to carry them around or turn to unsafe and uncomfortable homemade alternatives. We believe that a wheelchair is a fundamental human right.
Inspired by a love for our country and its people, The sweethearts Foundation allows passionate South Africans to uplift the lives of less fortunate people in our communities. Our mission is to provide wheelchairs to those who need them most to give them independence and be an invaluable member of their community.
With the support of corporates, schools and volunteers, the sweethearts provide wheelchairs to those in need through the Tops & Tags initiative, where plastic bottle tops and bread tags are recycled in exchange for wheelchairs. Generous donations maximise our impact and allow children to receive customised wheelchairs.