Florida – Penney Farms

Mobility Worldwide Affiliate

Florida - Penney Farms

About Us

Welcome to the Florida – Penney Farms Affiliate of Mobility Worldwide!

PET Florida’s mission is three-fold:

  1. To provide a free Gift of Mobility through the production and distribution of Mobility Carts. The vehicle pictured uses the personal arm strength of a mobility challenged person for transportation. Recipients can transport themselves and cargo across terrain where a standard wheelchair cannot go.
  2. To provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for retirees and other interested persons in the funding, manufacturing, and distributing of Mobility Carts. Situated in Northeast Florida within the Penney Retirement Community, we provide a unique opportunity for retirees, students, and volunteers from surrounding communities to demonstrate their compassion and love through Mobility Worldwide.
  3. To increase the production and distribution of Mobility Carts by offering encouragement to new Mobility Worldwide affiliate sites in the United States and, where possible, in other countries, including training as called upon by Mobility Worldwide.
Year Founded
0
Carts Built
500
Active Volunteers
0
Most of us never give a second thought to mobility. However, for more than 70 million[WHO] people in developing countries who are unable to walk, it is a major concern. These individuals have suffered the loss of mobility because of landmine explosions, illness, birth defects, disease, or accidents.
 
The three-wheeled, hand-powered carts manufactured by PET Florida (Mobility Worldwide–Penney Farms and other Mobility Worldwide Affiliates), provide a means for these physically-challenged individuals to achieve this gift. (The carts are often referred to as PETs, meaning Personal Energy Transportation, as well as Mobility Carts.)
 
In the fall of 2022, two talented musicians, Samwel Wanjau and David Chanzera, who work for Partners for Care in Kenya, were recorded in a video of them singing the beautiful song, “You Raise Me Up.” Photos of Mobility Carts made at PET Florida–Penney Farms were featured, depicting “before and after” pictures of the recipients. Three hundred sixteen carts were shipped to Kenya in 2022 that were made at Penney Farms, and Partners for Care is systematically trying to reach those who are mobility disabled in the entire country of Kenya. Many Mobility Worldwide Affiliates are contributing carts to this endeavor.
 
Take a few minutes to view the following 2020 video made for Penney Farms. It was produced by Robert Rooy, an independent documentary film maker and brother of Sid Rooy, a resident of Penney Retirement Community near Jacksonville, FL. The first part offers a view of the urgent need for these mobility carts and the second, how that need is being met at the Penney Farms affiliate.
 
Please explore this site to learn how you, too, can help give the “gift of mobility.”

Financial contributions to PET Florida–Penney Farms are tax-deductible. In 2017, PET Florida–Penney Farms began doing business as (dba) Mobility Worldwide FL–Penney Farms. In 2022, PET Florida reverted to its official name in order to promote our organization with clarity. It operates as an IRC 501(c)(3) charity under the US. Internal Revenue Code. A gift of any size supports the mission of PET Florida–Penney Farms to provide a free cart to a mobility-disabled person. (For your information, the cost of one cart is $350.) Whether you are a long time supporter or are giving for the first time, thank you for your commitment to give hope to those in need. Ways to donate and support online include:

Donate by Mail

You can give a monetary donation to PET Florida–Penney Farms to be used where the need is greatest. To donate by mail, please click here for a form to print out and send in along with your donation to:

PET FLORIDA
P.O. Box 919
Penney Farms, FL 32079

Make a Tribute Gift

Your donation to PET Florida–Penney Farms as a tribute gift is a thoughtful way of celebrating a friend, loved one, or special occasion. Please click here for a form to print out and send in along with your donation to:

PET FLORIDA
P.O. Box 919
Penney Farms, FL 32079

Make a Tribute Gift

You can easily become a regular supporter of PET Florida–Penney Farms by authorizing a monthly debit from your checking account. Please click here for the authorization form to print out and send in along with your voided check to:

PET FLORIDA
P.O. Box 919
Penney Farms, FL 32079

Your online contribution through iDonate to PET Florida–Penney Farms can be designated as a “Tribute Gift.” It is a thoughtful way of celebrating a friend, a loved one, or a special occasion. To be sure this gift receives the proper acknowledgement, please fill out the “Make your gift a tribute” on the iDonate form.

Donate

Your donation efforts make our mission possible. Check out our Get Involved page to donate and give the gift of mobility.

Volunteer

Be the change and help thousands around the world. Visit the volunteer page to learn how you can help us produce and distribute our mobility aids.

Spread the Word

Your voice gives our mission the chance to reach a broader audience. Click to learn how you can share our cause with others.

Physical Address

If you are coming to our production facility or need to have a package delivered, please use our physical address:

Come check us out!
PET FLORIDA
4566 Lewis Avenue
Penney Farms, FL 32079
Phone: (904) 284-5495

Contact

Have a question or want to know more?
Send us a message, and we’ll be happy to help!

P.O. Box 919
Penney Farms, FL 32079
Phone: 904-284-5495
Email: PETPFMW@gmail.com

Florida – Penney Farms

Contact

PET Florida
P.O. Box 919
Penney Farms, FL 32079
Phone: 904-284-5495
Email: PETPFMW@gmail.com

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