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

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.

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