PO Box 1164, Kensington Gardens, SA 5068 aussiebreadtags@gmail.com

We’re Expanding

BIG NEWS! Due to our supporters’ amazing efforts at collecting bread tags and donating to our charity, we are now able to provide more wheelchairs. In addition to funding wheelchairs in South Africa through Bread tags for Wheelchairs, we are now also collaborating with Wheelchairs for Kids in WA. They build wheelchairs in Perth and ship them to countries around the world. Our first five wheelchairs have gone to children in Jordan.

5 wheelchairs to Jordan

Jonathan

Jonathan lives in Mitchells Plain in South Africa. He appreciates the wheelchair we have provided as he suffers from a condition where he has progressive difficulty with movement. So glad we could help, Jonathan.

Jonathan

Special schools

Junaid, who is a student at Alta du Toit School in Kuils River in South Africa has just received his wheelchair. Meanwhile students at Beenleigh Special School in Brisbane are collecting tags to help us buy more chairs. That will put a smile on some more kids’ faces!

John

The smile on John’s face says it all! It’s great to be able to provide him with wheels. John is from Calvinia in the Northern Cape province in South Africa, and suffered from polio as a baby.

John

Happy National Volunteers’ Week!

We’d like to introduce Maureen, our ‘post lady’. Maureen collects the post from our PO Box twice a week, empties out the tags, cuts off stamps to donate to other charities and ensures all the packaging is appropriately recycled. She also colour sorts all the tags that come by post. She’s a gem!Did you know that everything at Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs is done by volunteers : leadership, collecting, hosting collection points, colour sorting and transport. Thanks to all who contribute. 💖

Yolanda

We have just supplied our 20th wheelchair in South Africa. Yolanda lives in Somerset West and has no knee cap, so needed a special leg extension. Her carers say she always has a smile and a word of encouragement for others – what an inspiration.

Yolanda

Two More Wheelchairs

We have received photos of the latest two wheelchairs our Aussie bread tag recycling has funded. We were able to help Mr Annandale at Lake Farm home for intellectually disabled adults in Port Elizabeth and also provide a wheelchair to a funeral home in Vredendal to enable the frail to attend funerals.

Colour Sorters’ Morning Tea

On 12 March we got the chance to say thank you to our amazing team of colour sorters in Adelaide who between them sorted more than 1 tonne of bread tags in 2020 – what an effort!

Australia Day Award

Jenny Cooper, who leads our Aussie Bread Tags team, was honoured to be awarded Citizen of the Year by her local council, Burnside, during the 2021 Australia Day event.

7.30 Report

Did you see us on the 7.30 Report on 4 Jan 2021? Click below to view the segment (it was filmed in 2019, so we have grown significantly since then, but the story is the same).