Waigand Wheels works with local, mission driven businesses to provide opportunities to develop functional living and social skills for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Our Wagoneers deliver fresh, local products from Eckert's and NuTerra Farms to residents within our community.
We deliver boxed lunches to business in the St. Louis Area from the The Pioneer Bakery.
We deliver, sort, track inventories and display the cookies from The Smiley Face Cookie Co at 77 of the local Schnucks stores.
And, we volunteer at KirkCare by gathering and delivering food to the hungry in our community.
While the Kirkwood High School Class of 2018 walked across the stage at Chafitz Arena, Lance Waigand was a few blocks away fighting for his life at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Daunted by the worst case scenarios, all his family could think about was Lance's future. On May 14th, Lance was released from the hospital. Days later he graduated in a small administrative room surrounded by cheering friends, family, and neighbors. As his family looked at the crowd of loved ones, they understood how significant Lance was to his community members.
In 2018, Waigand Wheels was founded to provide meaningful and productive work for individuals with developmental disabilities. Recognizing the gap in opportunities that exist for these hardworking individuals, the Waigand family created a program that allows its participants to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment while serving their community with a sincere service and powerful mission.
We strive to produce opportunities for individuals of all abilities to have a role in the communities in which they live. Waigand Wheels' emphasis on community engagement provides a platform for the world to see their tenacity and commitment.
“I am a person who is able bodied but to me it's a no brainer to support an organization that helps people with developmental delays to be active participants in our community too. We love seeing the Wagoneers that have grown up here do this awesome work."