A lucky Friday 13

Bread tags Wheelchair Project QASA

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of Friday 13. It occurs every time the month begins on a Sunday and at least once every year. It’s also considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. However, Friday April 13 this year brought anything but bad luck for the Kamalinee Primary School in Isipingo, KwaZulu-Natal, and a lucky Quadpara Association of South Africa (QASA) member.

Sue Martin, representative for the QASA Bread Tags for Wheelchair project, was invited to give the Primary School a talk on the project. The reception she received from teachers and learners alike was incredible. The school has only recently introduced this project to the students and already their collection is impressive!

The project only requires 200 kg of bread tags and 450 kg of beverage tops to buy a much-needed wheelchair for a QASA member. By simply collecting, participants of the project not only help to save the environment by recycling plastic, they also make a difference to a lucky wheelchair user and their friends and family.

Collecting these tags could be as simple as picking them off the ground.

The project, which started a decade ago, has donated over 3 000 wheelchairs. If you are not part of the project yet, why not become involved today? You could literally change a person’s life. Bread Tags for Wheelchairs is grateful to all the participants, who tirelessly continue to ensure the success of this project.

If you would like to hear more, or invite Sue Martin to talk to your school, organisation or company, please contact either Ronelle Lyson from QASA via email at projectcoordinator@qasa.co.za and via telephone at 031 767 0348 or contact Sue Martin directly at suemartin@gmail.com or 083 261 2744.

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