Axes Gives Back: Wings of Hope


Axes is a small, locally owned and operated physical therapy company serving our communities in the Greater St. Louis Missouri and Illinois area. We’re fortunate to be able to offer our services at 18 (soon to be 19) locations, with the mission to help as many people as possible. Our profession is all about helping others and giving back. Through the service of physical and occupational therapy, we give our patients’ their livelihoods, lifestyles, and abilities back. Since giving back is the fundamental reason that our organization exists, it was important to the ownership and staff of Axes Physical Therapy to make sure that we are doing all that we can to give back to the communities we love.

In 2022, we initiated the Axes Physical Therapy Foundation to amplify our charitable activities. Every month, we collaborate with a local charity chosen by our staff, contributing goods, funds, and essential items through our “Wear Jeans, Change Lives” initiative. This simple act allows our employees to contribute via payroll deduction, which is channeled directly into the Axes Foundation. As a token of thanks, our employees get to sport jeans every Friday! Together, we raised over $68,000 in 2023 alone!

For September 2023, we’re delighted to partner with Wings of Hope, an organization that aligns so well with our commitment to healing and bettering lives. Previously, we have supported admirable organizations like The BackStoppers, Inc, Wounded Warrior Project, Needy Paws Rescue, CHADS’ Coalition for Mental Health, and now, we shift our focus to Wings of Hope.

Based in St. Louis, Wings of Hope was founded in 1962 with a mission to provide free air transportation services for individuals with medical or humanitarian needs. They operate not only in the United States but also internationally, impacting lives in impoverished areas where medical aid is scarce. Their work doesn’t stop at providing air transportation; they also facilitate sustainable community development programs, ensuring that healthcare is more accessible for the long term.

What impresses us the most is their commitment to tailor their services to meet individual needs, much like our own approach at Axes. Whether it’s medical air transport or empowering local communities through healthcare programs, Wings of Hope takes meticulous care to ensure everyone involved benefits from a holistic perspective. With the focus on sustainability, they aim for a future where access to healthcare is a given, not a privilege.

We invite you to join Axes in supporting this incredible cause. Your contributions, from raising awareness to financial donations, make a tangible difference. Together, we’re not just donating; we’re providing hope, and in many cases, a chance at life itself.

To contribute, you can donate to the Axes Physical Therapy Foundation HERE or visit any of our currently 18 locations across the Greater St. Louis Area.

Thank you for your enduring support. Together, we can make the world a better, more compassionate place.

Helping you is what we do… and it brings us immense joy.

Learn more about Wings of Hope.