CANS FOR THE LIFT
Effective Oct. 31, we will no longer be collecting Cans For The Lift. A big thanks to all who took the time to collect and bring their cans to the church for recycling. We urge to continue to recycle and drop your cans off at a local recycling depot. Please note that this does NOT affect the Tabs For Wheelchairs collection that Donna Cameron runs. This still continues.
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TABS FOR WHEELCHAIRS
Sept. 1, 2020
Dear Tabs for Wheelchairs Supporters,
It is truly unbelievable that the summer is almost over and the school year is about to begin! It has definitely been the most unusual summer we have ever experienced and an extremely hot one to boot!
We truly hope all of you are keeping safe and for the sake of your family, your friends and co-workers, you have been practicing social distancing, washing your hands more often than usual and wearing masks whenever needed!
As mentioned in our Tabs for Wheelchairs June newsletter, there was a chance we might be able to have an assembly in the fall and present Isaac and Jasper with their specialized wheelchairs. Unfortunately, this will not be possible!
Fortunately, we have already been able to give Isaac his red sport wheelchair last month and he is enjoying it tremendously! Jasper will receive his special chair in about 4-6 weeks. When Covid-19 hit last March, his appointment with the Occupational Therapist was cancelled. The family was finally able to get an appointment last month and his chair is now on order with HT Mobility Medical. As soon as it comes in, Jasper will receive it. If we are able to have a 2021 assembly, Isaac, Jasper and their families will be present.
At this time, we are now needing all of your tabs to be dropped off by Monday, Sept. 21 to either Trailblazers Life Choices in Winnipeg (1069 Autumnwood Drive in Windsor Park) or in Steinbach, Manitoba (B-197 Main St.). Drop off times are Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at both locations. Please remember not to enter the building, but drop off your bags/boxes outside the front door. At the beginning of October, with the assistance of YRC Freight, all the bags of tabs will be delivered to Western Scrap Metals in Winnipeg.
Also, remember that Western Scrap Metals (18 Sutherland Ave.) and Wesman Salvage in Brandon (855 49th Street East) will accept any metal (large or small) and if you mention that you want the value of the metal you brought in to go to Tabs for Wheelchairs, they will credit our account.
We also hope that you haven’t forgotten that Access Storage is giving us free storage space for our bags of tabs. If you are ever needing to rent a storage space, please keep them in mind. It would be the least we could do to say thank you for their generosity. (Advertisement attached)
In June 2021, Ollie will be the only individual receiving a specialized wheelchair. We decided to stay with one recipient for next year. The reason for this is that the value of aluminum at the present time is only 28 cents per pound. Last year, it was 35 cents per pound, but in all the other years it was anywhere from 50 – 65 cents per pound. As you can see, it has gone down substantially and this year we won’t be receiving the amount that we usually do for our tabs. Hopefully in the future, the value per pound for aluminum will eventually go up!
In June, it was the 3rd Anniversary of my son, Anthony’s passing. The same anonymous family donor that has given so very generously in the past at Anthony’s 1st and 2nd Anniversary, is remembering and honoring him again! For 19 years, Anthony, who had Down syndrome, was the main person who filled up at least 80% of all the bags of tabs every year. This year, our anonymous donor’s gift will be going to purchase a vehicle wheelchair lift for Corny, a young man whose wheelchair was actually purchased by this same donor two years ago. Corny’s chair will also get a few improvements and updates. Our anonymous donor’s generosity will also go to purchasing another specialized wheelchair that will be chosen in the near future. We are truly grateful for their tremendous generosity!
If anyone would like to make a monetary donation to the program, please address your cheque to Holy Cross School and write at the bottom left, Tabs for Wheelchairs. Tax receipts will be given for donations over $20. Please mail it to the school’s address shown in the letterhead.
Since our beginning in 1998, we have been able to present 24 specialized wheelchairs from the tabs collection & monetary donations and 16 extra wheelchairs and a vehicle wheelchair lift from our generous anonymous donors, adding up to a grand total of 40 specialized wheelchairs!!!
Congratulations to everyone who made this possible and thank you for making Tabs for Wheelchairs so successful!
Please remember to drop off all of your tabs by Monday, Sept. 21.
Take care, keep safe and stay healthy! Our next newsletter will be in April 2021.
Gwen Buccini Alexander Cap
Tabs for Wheelchairs Coordinator Principal, Holy Cross School
Holy Cross School
300 Dubuc Street, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 1E4
Tel: (204) 237-4936, Fax: (204) 237-7433
Principal email: firstname.lastname@example.org