Achilles International


Achilles International's mission is to enable people with all types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, enhance self esteem, and lower barriers to living a fulfilling life. Achilles was founded in 1983 by Dick Traum, the first amputee to run the New York City Marathon. Today, Achilles has chapters and members in over 65 locations within the United States and abroad. Able-bodied volunteers and disabled runners come together to train in an environment of support and community. Over time, runners gain measurable physical strength and build confidence and self- esteem as they begin to achieve, which leads to increased levels of aspiration in all areas of life.

How Your Donation Helps

58.9% of your car donation will go toward helping Achilles International Inc. with their project: Marathons.

19.9% will go toward the project: The Freedom Team.

14.8% will go toward the project: Achilles Kids.



  • Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1987

Your donations to Achilles International Inc. are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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