Human Services

National AMBUCS

  • High Point, NC
  • http://www.ambucs.org

Mission Statement

National AMBUCS, Inc. is a non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities.

Main Programs

  1. AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycles
  2. Ramp Building - Community Service
  3. Scholarships for Therapists
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

National AMBUCS presently has 5,000 members in 130 chapters in 30 states in the USA. Identify a chapter near you by searching for National AMBUCS on Guidestar and then choosing your state at the top.

ruling year

1996

Principal Officer since 1990

Self-reported

Mr. J Joseph Copeland

Keywords

Self-reported

AMBUCS, AmTryke, disability, scholarships, therapy, therapeutic tricycle, tryke, disabilities, children

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Also Known As

AMBUCS

EIN

56-0715171

 Number

1017243681

Physical Address

4285 Regency Drive

Greensboro, NC 27410

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Community Service Clubs (Kiwanis, Lions, Jaycees, etc.) (S80)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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AMBUCS chapters have expended thousands of hours and millions of dollars for community service projects in support of the mission. To date, over 15,000 AmTryke therapeutic tricycles have been distributed worldwide. The vast majority of these trykes are purchased by volunteer members
of the AMBUCS organization or charitable partners and donated free of charge to facilities and recipients.
For over 50 years, National AMBUCS™, Inc. has been awarding scholarships to physical and occupational therapy, and speech language pathologist and hearing audiology students leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. Over 13,000 educational grants have been given.
Chapters perform community service projects in support of the mission, with ramp building - making homes accessible -  a growing volunteer program.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycles

AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycles are provided to people with disabilities who cannot ride regular bicycles. AmTrykes provide mobility and independence for riders. the tricycles promote fitness and better health for riders. AmTrykes are provided free for those unable to afford the purchase of equipment. AMBUCS has provided over 15,000 riders with AmTrykes since inception. The program is financed by AMBUCS subsidiary chapters, through fundraising efforts and other charitable partners.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Physically Disabled nec

Budget

$200,000.00

Program 2

Ramp Building - Community Service

AMBUCS chapters perform community service activities in 130 chapters in 25 states across the USA. Popular volunteer activities include ramp building and other projects in support of people with disabilities. AMBUCS Resource Center serves the all-volunteer chapters by providing leadership development, training, and administrative support.

Category

Public, Society Benefit

Population(s) Served

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Physically Disabled nec

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$228,000.00

Program 3

Scholarships for Therapists

For over 50 years, 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. Since inception the program has awarded over 13,000 scholarships totaling almost $7.5 million. The focus is primarily on physical and occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology students.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$160,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

National AMBUCS presently has 5,000 members in 130 chapters in 30 states in the USA. Identify a chapter near you by searching for National AMBUCS on Guidestar and then choosing your state at the top.

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Funding Needs

AMBUCS needs funding for over 400 riders who are on the national Wish List. These are riders who do not have local community support at this time. These riders can normally wait up to one year for their AmTryke Therapeutic tricycle, while funds are raised. AMBUCS has developed a successful model for extending new chapters to serve communities. Funds are needed to take this model to scale across the USA. AMBUCS goal is to serve all fifty states and communities across the country.

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Financials

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al Ambucs, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jun 01-May 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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National AMBUCS

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. J Joseph Copeland

BIO

Copeland has served as Executive Director for twenty years.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"AMBUCS lead program is AmTryke, the therapeutic tricycle for people with disabilities. AMBUCS is growing, having started chapters in seven new states in the last few years. Grass roots chapters are providing services across the country by bringing the AmTryke program to their communities."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Greg Ferris

Decatur Industrial Electric

Term: July 2010 - July 2011

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