Bread Tag Recycling Provides Wheelchair for Local Child
Aug 16 2019
In 2017 we began collecting plastic bread tags for recycling through Danielle Cares for Chairs. This summer we got to be a part of a very special event with them here at SCARCE. Danielle visited us and we gave her another 10.5 lbs of bread tags. But the real joy was sharing in the experience of presenting a wheelchair to 3-year-old Colten and his family.
That wheelchair was purchased by Danielle Cares for Chairs from the proceeds of recycling plastic bread tags. Seeing Colten’s 5-year-old sister excitedly push him around, learning how it will help him comfortably access each floor at home and make venturing further afield much easier for him and his family was incredibly rewarding.
“It’s a perfect partnership for us,” states SCARCE director Kay McKeen “we’re all about helping the environment and helping people. We were very excited to be a part of this wheelchair presentation.”
And it all happened because our awesome supporters like you and many others across the country cared enough to save those tiny plastic tags to help this worthy cause. It inspires us and reminds us how little things add up to make a big impact for people and the planet.
You Can Help – Start a Collection
It takes at least 260,000 bread tags to purchase one wheelchair – you can help, it’s easy! Start a bread tag collection at your school, office, or church. Just get a box or bin, label it – you can print off the signs we made below. Then drop the bread tags off at SCARCE. We’ll get them to Danielle Cares for Chairs and she’ll recycle and purchase wheelchairs with them.
Thanks to partnerships with organizations including SCARCE as well as restaurants, schools, and other venues across the United States and Canada, Danielle Cares for Chairs has collected over 3 million plastic bread tags and has awarded 6 mobility products.
Learn more about our on-going bread tag collection here: https://www.scarce.org/new-collection-plastic-bread-tags/