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Wheelchair Tally = 61

Our latest batch of wheelchairs has been provided to clients of Includid in South Africa : Gert, Petrus, Sally, Toscha and Annie. Includid’s mission is to enable and empower people with intellectual disabilities. This takes our total number of Aussie funded wheelchairs to 61.

Colour sorting heroes

During April our longest serving regular colour sorter celebrated her 94th birthday! Jean still gets through a heap of tags each week. We have three ladies over 90 as well as several others sorting for us at home. In Adelaide, the Transition to Work program at Sunedin Special School and The Wirreanda Secondary School’s Adaptive Vocational Education program also sort for us, as well as the (self named!) Old Codgers group at Glynde Lutheran Homes. In Melbourne, Phillip and Linda sort at home and in Perth Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre and Aveley Secondary College do our bulk colour sorting. Quite a team!

Another 250kg for recycling

Another monthly pallet load of tags (ten 25kg boxes) on its way to Robe thanks to the generosity of H.F Dicker & Son pty.ltd. Going to Robe sometime? Make sure to visit Transmutation – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to hear the bread tag story and see the beautiful bread tag bowls, boards and pens.

50th Wheelchair Provided

We have recently been able to fund wheelchairs for Luca and Mpho, who are both living with cerebral palsy and Keenan, who has a heart condition. This takes our Aussie grand total to 50 wheelchairs – keep up the good work, bread tag collectors!

PNG Outreach

In addition to providing wheelchairs in South Africa, we have recently been able to help fund an outreach program in PNG through Motivation Australia, performing assessment, fittings and follow up for prosthetic and orthotic users, wheelchair and walking aid users.

5 tonnes

Woo hoo, we have now collected more than 5 tonnes of plastic bread tags in Australia, and sent these to Robe, SA for recycling into beautiful home wares by Transmutation – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Plus 7

In December 2021 Aussie bread tag recycling and donations enabled seven more wheelchairs to be provided in South Africa. This took our total to 47 Aussie funded wheelchairs since we started late 2018.

40 Wheelchairs Funded

Big wheelchair news today. We have reached a milestone – 40 wheelchairs funded! These lovely messages are from parents in Jordan, where we had provided five wheelchairs through Wheelchairs for Kids:
“On behalf of my son Fouad, I offer sincere thanks and appreciation for those who worked on providing us with a wheelchair that supports his learning needs. The chair has helped him sit in a better and safer which is improving his writing capabilities.” Fouad’s mother.
“Thank you to the Australian Organization ‘Wheel Chairs for Kids’ for providing us with a wheelchair. The chair has positively impacted our son who is now able to sit properly and safely, whether to have meals or write on the table attached to his chair.”
We have now funded a further five wheelchairs through Wheelchairs for Kids, currently under construction in their workshop, and one more in South Africa for a Diabetes Support Group.

4 More Wheelchairs

From heaps of bread tags and a few generous donations we have been able to provide 4 more wheelchairs in South Africa. Olwethu, Gregory and Wesley are pictured here. Petro was camera shy!

More wheelchairs

Paballo and Yolanda are the latest two recipients of wheelchairs we have funded. Paballo is thirteen years old and lives with cerebral palsy. His Mum was very emotional when his chair arrived. Yolanda lives in aged care in Vredendal in the Western Cape province of South Africa.