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

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).

Graeme

Graeme (on the left) was so excited to receive his wheelchair, he wouldn’t get out of it all day! Graeme lives in Jansenville, inland in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa, at Whitlock’s Care Centre.

Roana and Rotary

Roana is the recipient of the 10th wheelchair provided using funds from recycling Aussie Bread Tags. This is the first wheelchair provided via our new partnership with Rotary Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. We are excited to be working with Rotary in this area as they have established contacts in disability and aged care services and are very enthusiastic about our program. We are hoping this is the first of many wheelchairs we can fund in this region.

2 Tonnes Recycled!

Yoo hoo! We have recycled 2 tonnes of bread tags since we started recycling in Australia in February 2019. That’s a lot of pesky little tags (about 5.4 million of them) saved from landfill. Well done to everyone who is doing their bit to make it happen! ♻️🎖💚

Steven’s Wheelchair

Steven is the 7th recipient of a wheelchair funded by Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs. He is a stroke victim living in Philippi in the Western Cape, South Africa. His wheelchair was organised through the the Philippi Economic Development Initiative, who promote economic and social renewal in the area.

Steven