Events  |  January 26, 2024

Mobility Worldwide

Mobility Worldwide’s Mission:

Mobility Worldwide reflects the love of God by bringing the Gift of Mobility and dignity to those in developing countries who are unable to walk. Founded right here in Columbia by Rev. Mel West, Mobility Worldwide provides three-wheeled, hand-cranked wheelchairs to adults and children in great need, including the severely disabled, victims of polio and landmines. This organization also collects, refurbishes and distributes canes, foldable walkers, crutches, and wheelchairs to individuals in communities across the globe.

Songbird Station has actively supported this mission for many years and Bird Man Mel, aka Mel Toellner, currently serves on the Mobility Worldwide Board of Trustees. Songbird Station recently sponsored a cart for the Craft Beer & Carts fundraising event held in Columbia this July. There is a vast need, and you can help! The Toellner Family encourages you to get involved and consider donating to this life-changing, humanitarian charity.


Mobility Worldwide’s Vision:

End immobility in the world.


Benefits of a Mobility Cart:

A child has the opportunity to attend school and receive an education; a family provider can find employment or bring products to market in an effort to provide for themselves and their dependents; beneficiaries can go to church, the marketplace and social gatherings; individuals can travel to local health centers for increased access to needed medical care; recipients have their pride and dignity restored as they are raised to a comfortable level which helps them interact with others.

Craft Beer and Carts

Craft Beer and Carts is a family-friendly fundraising event for Mobility Worldwide MO-Columbia presented by Rotaract of Columbia each July. Live music, food trucks, and a selection of craft beer from a local brewery are featured. Sponsors are provided with a cart to decorate and then showcase at the event before being distributed to the recipient. This year 114 carts were on display. Take a look at a couple of past Songbird Station’s entries adorned with products you know and love!

Contact Mobility Worldwide Columbia if you and your church or organization would like to sponsor this annual event in 2024.

Learn More At Their Website

Events  |  March 09, 2022

Songbird Station’s 2023 Wild Bird Photo Contest

Songbird Station is holding their annual Wild Bird Photo Contest from January 15th – October 1st for their 2023 calendar. Click below to see the contest rules.

Photo Contest rules

Events  |  November 10, 2021

Art of Conservation Songbird Art Contest

The Art of Conservation® Songbird Art Contest™ is a new art competition hosted by Wildlife Forever, focused on sharing the wonder and species diversity of North American songbirds. Building off the successful Wildlife Forever Fish Art Contest® and inspired by the legacy of artist and conservationist Jay Norwood Darling, participants will learn about a North American Songbird Species and compete for prizes and international recognition.

Young birders and budding bird artists ranging from high school to kindergarten are encouraged to enter Wildlife Forever’s 2021 Songbird Art Contest through November 30th. Students can create an original illustration of 1 of 5 species, including a Black-Capped Chickadee, American Robin, Wood Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, or Veery. For students in grades 4 through 12, you must include a one-page creative writing essay about the bird you illustrated. Art and creative writing emphasize the Art of Conservation Program established by Wildlife Forever.

A judging event will be held in December with avian biologists, local birders and partner organizations with winners being announced on National Bird Day, January 5th. Winners will be honored in 4 different grade categories: K thru 3rd grade, 4th thru 6th grades, 7th thru 9th grades, and high school grades 10 thru 12. You must submit your entry by the end of this month, November 30th! Follow the link to learn more!