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Students help transform bread tags into wheelchairs

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ALEXANDRIA: Children from Camp Australia’s before- and after-school care service at Alexandria Park Community School (APCS) have posted 1.2kg of bread tags to an organisation in South Australia and are continuing to collect tags at a fast rate.

“The children have been learning about community connections and being part of a wider global community,” said Out of Hours School Care Coordinator, Amy Bash.

“We’ve been collecting the bread tags as part of the Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs program. The program sells the plastic tags to a recycler and uses the funds to buy wheelchairs for disadvantaged people in South Africa.”

Ms Bash said the children have also been learning about the difference they can make by trying to engage others and some are collecting bread tags in their classrooms and in their apartment blocks.

They have also got the canteen on board and are making posters to go around the school and on school social media.

“We are collecting for Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs because it’s a fantastic, sustainability focused program that helps our children experience helping others, including those with disabilities, and making changes to people’s lives on a global scale. It’s really easy to participate and a great way to help others while also helping the environment.”

Two drop off points in the area are SDN Glebe (112a Glebe Street, Glebe) and Helping Hands Bourke Street (590 Bourke Street, Surry Hills). However, APCS post its tags directly to Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs (PO Box 1164 Kensington Gardens, South Australia).

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See https://ozbreadtagsforwheelchairs.org.au/ for the most economical and sustainable ways to post your tags.

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