Chariots Of Love, the mobility division of parent charity Caps Of Love, provides free wheelchairs, gait trainers, and standers as well as free wheelchair repairs/accessories for children and young adults through the age of 21 in the United States. We are funded by public tax-deductible monetary donations, fundraisers, and grants. Chariots Of Love is growing ever stronger as the charity receives increased recognition for their great benefit to society and increased public awareness of the value of their services. Candidates apply through our application form on this website. Our candidates may be uninsured, under-insured, or otherwise unable to receive the medically-necessary mobility equipment they need. 

As of January 2024, Chariots Of Love has provided 259 “Gifts Of Mobility” in eight states nationwide. 

NOTE: The “Recycling Education Initiative”, called “Caps Of Love” was educating the public on how to identify the three different grades of plastic so they could be recycled. We were able to recycle over 201 tons of polypropylene #5 and polyethylene #2 and #4. The recycling proceeds were used to purchase the new wheelchairs and to refurbish donated wheelchairs. This Education Initiative was discontinued in April 2017 due to the weak petroleum market, making it no longer financially viable to store and ship the three grades of polypropylene and polyethylene for recycling. 

Chariots Of Love and Caps Of Love are non-profit, with no members taking any salaries or compensation. All Board Members and Advisory Council members function on a volunteer basis.

Board Members

  • Valerie Mathieu
  • President and Founder
  • Trish Maier
  • Vice President
  • Theodor Mathieu
  • Treasurer
  • Wesley Mathieu Esq
  • Legal Council

Advisory Council

  • Jeffrey Cohen (Lead)
  • Brenda Wall
  • Wally Hartung
  • Carly Merkle
  • Maribeth Lenz
  • Gretchen Yurkovich
  • Megan Thompson

Caps Of Love Inc, DBA Chariots Of Love services and programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability or religion.

Funding Providers

Quantum Foundation

Quantum Foundation, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023

Quantum Foundation

Leandro P Rizzuto Foundation, 2019

Quantum Foundation

Jim Moran Foundation, 2020

Quantum Foundation

Great Charity Challenge, 2020

Quantum Foundation

Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation, 2020

Quantum Foundation

Dr. John T Macdonald Foundation, 2023

Quantum Foundation

Suncoast Credit Union, 2024

Also multiple private grants that wish to remain anonymous. We thank them for their tremendous generosity to our mission!