David's Chair is a 501 C(3) nonprofit group, and we provide a unique service to individuals with mobility limitations.
We currently have two outdoor track chairs that we provide to individuals to use for Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Strolling on the Beach, and much more. These chairs are rugged and go off road where normal power chairs cannot. We Raised over $27,000 last June at our Live Auction/ Dinner and Poker Tournament. We used most of that money to purchase an Adult Chair and a Youth Chair to make the vision of our founder David Hartrick come true. We have a volunteer board of directors and we use volunteer staff to bring our chairs to you. Many of our users face financial constraints which are often due to what is causing their mobility limitations. We ask that individuals make a donation of any amount to use the chairs, but we will never keep anyone from using our chairs due to limited funds. This is why we are reaching out to the community to help give the gift of mobility. We accept donations year round on our website. We are also reaching out to you to spread the word about us.
David's Chair Auction & Benefit Dinner
After a lot of hard work on the part of so many of David's friends, we raised over $20,000!! We were not only able to buy David's Chair, but we also got a child's mobility chair. It was a great night filled with a lot of love, and it meant the world to David, his family, and the community.
What drives us...
During the last 11 months of David's time on earth he never complained of his ALS diagnosis. He just found a way to live life with each challenge that came with the progression of this evil disease. I saw a man that loved the outdoors become confined to the asphalt jungle because insurance would cover a $60,000 electric mobility chair, but not a $20,000 outdoor chair that made him forget for a moment that he was dying. Before David's Chair became everyone's chair he took it to the Deschutes River in Bend Or., The beach in Newport Oregon, Natural Bridge at the Rogue Gorge and to other rural places in Southern Oregon. He knew his time in the chair was limited and that's why we started this nonprofit. Everyone deserves to feel the ocean breeze and mist from the sand not the parking lot. To hunt in the woods not from the road. Everyone deserves to get outdoors and we make that happen.
David said he was an ordinary man, but he was truly extraordinary! He brought hundreds of people together to make his vision a reality. David valued family and friendship and he inspired so many people with his unselfish drive during a time most ordinary men would retreat. We at David's Chair see how much joy our chairs bring to our users and their families. We allow a father with mobility limitations to teach his son to hunt, and a husband and wife to stroll on the beach. Please be a part of something great and support our mission to bring outdoor mobility to those who are stuck on the sidelines watching from the parking lot.