Who We Are
WCCCCA is an all-volunteer committee formed in 1949 to help meet the needs of indigent crippled individuals of Wayne County. Over the years, we have continued our mission to provide wheelchairs, canes, braces, and equipment while expanding our scope to provide necessary medication and other means of support. In most cases, we are the last resort for financial assistance for at-risk individuals.
Financial support for WCCCCA comes from our annual fundraising campaign, bequests and special gifts from individuals who are are interested in our work and in helping those in need. A large annual donation is received from Wooster Elks along with generous friends and the Wooster Rotary Club.
Donors can be confident that the majority of their contributions go directly to those who request assistance from WCCCCA. Over 90% of each donation is given to an applicant in need. In 2017, requests for our help exceeded $65,000. We need your financial support to continue meeting the needs of disabled individuals in our community.
Allocation of Funds
Recipients have diverse needs and are residents of Wayne County. WCCCCA works to meet needs such as:
- Providing equipment for physically disabled individuals or those persons with debilitating diseases.
- Providing medications as an alternative for those who must choose between food and medication.
- Granting sponsorships to two Ida Sue students to attend the College of Wooster Nursery School.
- Awarding scholarships for high school graduates with physical disabilities who wish to further their education at a college, university, or trade school.
- Funding of special projects that assist the disabled throughout Wayne County.
During the past year, hundreds of men and women in Wayne County have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. A job loss, in most cases, means loss of health care. These individuals will be calling WCCCCA or other organizations for help. With your financial support, we will be able to provide much needed assistance.