AZ Pawn’s Gift of Mobility

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Each year since 2009, I have been collecting unwanted motorized wheelchairs and scooters, refurbishing them, and giving them away at no cost to the disabled who cannot afford them. To date I have given away well over 800 motorized chairs and scooters. I call it The Gift of Mobility Giveaway.

I am a cancer survivor who knows firsthand what these chairs mean to people. For those who are disabled these are much more than just a chair…. These are a means of independence, a chance to do normal things.

There are thousands of people who are in desperate need for one of these chairs, but for some reason fall between the cracks and are not qualified to receive one . The irony of the whole situation is that there are thousands of these unwanted chairs out there that people no longer need and have no idea what to do with them.

There is never a charge for those receiving a chair.

Each year we spend many thousands on batteries, picking up unwanted chairs and advertising. Anyone caring to donate may do so at my GoFundMe page.

Throughout the year I take donations of unwanted motorized chairs. They can be dropped off any time. If you are unable to deliver the motorized chair, I will arrange to have a volunteer pick it up within a 40-mile radius of Norwich, CT.

If you have an unwanted chair (working or not) that you want to donate to this program, email

Throughout the year I take donations of unwanted motorized chairs and scooters, refurbish them and give them to those in dire need at no cost to them. As well, at the end of each year I have a grand giveaway at the Holiday Inn in Norwich Connecticut, where I give away over 100 motorized chairs that day. If you or anyone you know is in dire need of  one of these chairs, send a letter to AZ Pawn Gift of Mobility, 442 East Main Street, Norwich, CT. 06360 or Email me at


State Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) and Norwich business owner, Phil Pavone, brought their message of equality and hopefulness to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, where they both testified in support of a proposed bill that would amend state law to require insurance companies to provide more motorized wheelchairs to people in need. Senators Heather Somers and Steve Cassano are cosponsors.

I need to know 

    • Your name
    • your address
    • your phone number
    • if you are right-handed
    • if you are left-handed
    • height
    • your weight
    • your disability
    • If the chair would be used inside or outside
    • If your chair should be portable or not
    • If it should be a motorized wheelchair or a motorized scooter

Yearly I give away about 100 refurbished motorized chairs to needy children and adults . Insurance companies and government officials deny wheelchairs to our vets, our children who need them to go to school, to people without limbs…..

AZ Pawn Gift of Mobility
442 East Main Street
Norwich, CT. 06360


Our mission is to change lives, one motorized wheelchair at a time. Thank you for your support. Phil Pavone