AMBUCS Birmingham is a nonprofit organization that reaches out to children with disabilities by donating specially designed tricycles and bicycles. The organization hosts regular bike fairs, which train therapists to help children use the bikes during therapy.
Since 1955, National AMBUCS, Inc. has been awarding scholarships to therapy students in their junior/senior year in a bachelor’s degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. To date, more than $8.3 million in scholarships have been awarded to nearly 15,000 students pursuing degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and audiology.
AMBUCS Birmingham Chapter is a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization, with a diverse membership dedicated to creating mobility and independence for children with disabilities. We fulfill our mission by working with therapists to identify children and then raise funds to get trykes to the families.
Founded in 1922 by WILLIAM L. WHITE. He envisioned a service organization for young business and professional men. White used $1,000 from the sale of turpentine cups to establish the first American Business Club in Birmingham, Alabama on May 18, 1922. AMBUCS evolved over the years, to an organization with chapters all over the country, whose primary purpose is to aid people with disabilities to attain AmTrykes to gain mobility. AMBUCS has many other areas in which they are involved in service to therapist and families and children with disabilities. Go to AMBUCS.org if you want to learn more about what the national organization is involved in.
You can help provide therapeutic tricycles to individuals unable to operate a traditional bike. There are many ways you can help to provide bicycles and trykes to the children with disabilities. We can always use volunteers for clerical work, picking up and delivering trykes, painting and to help repair and modify trykes. You can also donate funds, so we will be able to order more bikes/trykes for the children.
We have distributed $365,000 in trykes and bikes since Birmingham AMBUCS began in October of 2007.
Mission Statement: Greater Birmingham AMBUCS is a non-profit organization that reaches out to children and others with disabilities, to create mobility and independence through AmTryke therapeutic tricycles.