PET®-Austin is now

Mobility Worldwide, TX-Austin

A new name but the ministry is the same!

After extensive discussions of the need to change the name of the PET® organization, the Trustees of PET International, with the help of Advertising for Good, decided on the name of Mobility Worldwide, a name that is far more descriptive of our ministry and identity, and will make us more “find-able” on the Internet and on social media.

Our Mobility Cart (PET®) is a three-wheeled, off-road wheelchair, operated by hand power. Built by a faith-based, non-profit, volunteer organization, PETs are delivered at no cost to people in developing countries who have lost the use of their legs.

Donate nowYour blessed gift to

Mobility Worldwide, TX-Austin

helps lift crawling people up out of the dirt.

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Amazon Smile all the time!!

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Remember to shop at AmazonSmile when you do your online shopping year round.  If you are not already registered, go to www.smile.amazon.com and log in just like you do with you regular Amazon account.  At the top of the page click on 'Supporting:'.  Search for 'Personal Energy Transportation of Austin'.  Every quarter PET-Austin get .05% of our supporters purchases from the AmazonSmile Foundation.

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Combined Federal Campaign

PET International is an authorized charity for the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is similar to the United Way in that all US Governmental employees (civilian and military, current or retired) can easily make contributions designated to specific charities or shared across all charities listed in the CFC. Please forward this news to your Federal Governmental friends and ask they consider designating PET International (CFC #38749) as one of their charities of choice.

 

Chrissy in Malawi

This mother and daughter live in Malawi and at the young age of 3, Chrissy, one of her children, contracted polio; her life was spared, but her legs were not. For 19 years, this mother carried her daughter, Chrissy, on her back--everywhere!

mon and chrissyAs Chrissy grew older, the problem of getting her from place to place became more and more difficult. "She is heavy!" her mother explained, "it has been a hard experience and it is very tiresome on my back. I must carry her everyday."

Then one life changing day, her mother carried Chrissy to a place that would change both of their lives: Wilson Tembo with the Malawi Project fitted Chrissy into a Mobility Cart made in Wheatfield, chrissy on cartIndiana. "Now I will be able to get her to and from church very easily," her mother said. And for the very first time, at the age of 22, her mother walked back to their village with Chrissy--but this time, they were side by side!

Wilson Tembo, the Distribution Officer for the Malawi Project added, "The Mobility Unit will be a useful tool and a great means of transportation for Chrissy every day. Secondly, the availability
of this unit will help her mother attend to other important matters because she no longer has to carry Chrissy on her back all the time.

Another Cart in Sierra Leone

Alfa Sesay from Making January 2017  taken by Chernor-1Alfa Sesay Januray 2017 MakingThis is one of the carts that was part of the Mobility Worldwide, TX-Austin shipment to Sierra Leone. Another life changed. The following note came with these photos.

"Thank you again for this collaboration which has changed young lives in Foredugu and Bonthe, Sierra Leone.
Good wishes
Kevin Curley CBE
Chair of the Trustees
Sierra Leone Education and Development Trust"

Year in Review, 2015

PET-Austin had a great 2015. By the end of December we constructed 98 PET carts. We sent 9 carts to PET-Penney Farms to be included in a shipment to Sierra Leone. With the help of PET-San Antonio, PET- Brazos Valley, PET-Memphis and PET-Columbia we sent a container of 155 PET carts to Guinea Bissau. We also started a relationship with Mission of Hope Haiti and sent 2 PET carts with them in December.
From a donation standpoint, we started the year getting ready for the Amplify Austin Giving campaign. On the 'Day of Giving' we received over $9500.00. Bethany United Methodist Church participated in the eighth annual "Lenten Challenge" and the congregation donated the funds to build 40 PET carts, one for each day of Lent. With these and additional gifts and memorials, we received almost $50,000 into our operating budget and added almost $35,000 to our capital building fund.
Our volunteers at the PET-TyRex shop participated in the Round Rock 4th of July Parade and had a great time. We also were the featured charity at the Round Rock Express ball game on July 5th.
The real big event for us was hosting the Annual PET Conference. We would like to offer a big thank you to Bethany United Methodist Church for allowing us to utilize the church facility for this 3 day event in September. Over 75 people representing 15 of the 21 US PET shops, the PET-Zambia shop and many of our distribution partners were in attendance. The president of the National United Methodist Men's Organization was also present to report on their official partnership with PET-International.
Overall PET in general and PET-Austin specifically has been blessed and we are looking forward to an even greater 2016.

PET baseball logoRound Rock Express PET Day July 5, 2015

Love the Round Rock Express and PET too.  On July 5, PET will be the Chasco featured charity at the Round Rock Express game.  We will be featured in the Chasco Community Partners kiosk in front of the main gate.   

1. Click on the Round Rock Express logo on the left (You will be taken to the Round Rock Express Ticket page)

2. Enter special offer code: petaustin (click submit)

3. Choose “$11 PET-Austin IR” option for discounted tickets

4. Select the number of tickets you want and follow the instructions to complete your order. 

Be sure and come by and see us and bring a friend, especially one that doesn't know about PET.  See you at the game!!!

Mountain Top 2015 Works at PET-Austin

mountaintop2015We had a Mountain TOP group come to the shop to assemble PETs again this year. The group came to the shop on May 14 and assembled 4 PETs. I think everyone had a great time, especially when they raced the PETs in the parking lot. In addition to assembling the PETs, they were able to also construct additional parts and assemblies. We want to thank the Mountain TOP group for coming to the shop to help. We also wish them the best of luck when they go on their mission trip this summer.

PET-Austin offers OPPORTUNITY

Honduras child webIf anyone asks you what PET-Austin does, just say we are dispensers of OPPORTUNITY.
For the leg-handicapped person in the developing world who has been crawling upon the ground, or been carried about, we provide the OPPORTUNITY to have a new life of pride, dignity, hope, comfort and productivity.
For the poverty community that is often in despair, depression and hopelessness we offer an OPPORTUNITY to see hope and promise for the future.
For the volunteers who wants to use their time and energy to make a difference in the world we offer the OPPORTUNITY to use their time, energy, skills and contacts to dramatically change the lives of hundreds of persons who are God's "least of these."
For the donor of dollars we offer the OPPORTUNITY to get one of the biggest "bang for the bucks" that there is -- a new life for only $300.00.
For the business person we offer the OPPORTUNITY to invest some of their resources, skills, contacts and knowledge to help create an amazing and simple piece of medical equipment.
For the NGO who has been praying for and worrying about the leg-handicapped persons in their area of RESPONSIBILITY, we offer the OPPORTUNITY for a partnership and a solution.

Just tell people PET-Austin is in the OPPORTUNITY business.

 

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"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."

Matthew 25:40

Our Progress

PET Austin has delivered PETs to:

  1. Haiti
  2. Honduras
  3. Mexico
  4. Nicaragua
  5. Ukraine
  6. India
  7. Uganda
  8. Peru
  9. Nigeria

Help give the Gift of Mobility to someone in need!

Building and boxing PETs

Volunteers and donataions needed

Items Needed:

Clean soup can size cans

Shoebox size boxes

New Newsletter Link

New-Green Check out our new menu item "News".  There you will find news about our shop as well as the latest copy of the PET International Mini-Newsletter.