WAR AMPS “KEY TAGS AT WORK” FOR 70 YEARS
January 18, 2016 – The War Amps begins its 2016 key tag mailing to Canadian residents this week with the theme “Key Tags at Work,” marking the 70th anniversary of the Association’s Key Tag Service.
In the letter accompanying the key tags, a mother, describes how The War Amps has provided emotional and financial support to her family, from the day her daughter, Trinity, 11, was born a left leg amputee.
Trinity was enrolled in the Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program shortly after she was born. Since then, she has received financial assistance for artificial limbs and attended regional seminars where she and her family meet other child amputees and their parents, sharing experiences and exchanging advice.
Trinity loves to dance, ride her bike, swim and play baseball. She also has a specially designed leg for running. “Trinity is one child, but The War Amps programs help amputees across Canada. I want to thank Canadians, on behalf of Trinity, who is able to do what anyone else can – just differently – because of their support of the Key Tag Service,” says mom, Arlene.
The Key Tag Service was launched in 1946 so that returning war amputees could not only work for competitive wages, but also provide a service to Canadians that would generate funds for the Association’s many programs. The Key Tag Service continues to employ amputees and people with disabilities and has returned more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys.
Each key tag has a confidentially coded number. Should the keys be lost, the finder can call the toll-free number on the back of the tag, or deposit them in any mailbox, and the keys will be returned to the owner by bonded courier.
The War Amps receives no government grants and its programs are possible through public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service.
For more information, or to order key tags, call toll-free 1 800 250-3030 or visit waramps.ca.
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