The first time I did this, I didn’t know how to find a person who needed a wheelchair. After many phone calls, I found out that not only were the people at the President’s Choice Children’s Charity willing to help me, but they also decided to contribute to the first wheelchair.
We bought that wheelchair on October 3, 2006 for a little boy named Ricardo.
Then it got even better.
The President’s Choice Children’s Charity set up “The Robert Hampson Tabs for Kids Fund”.
I collect the tabs and turn them into money. This money goes into “The Robert Hampson Tabs for Kids Fund”. Then the President’s Choice Children’s Charity finds a child who needs a wheelchair or other adaptive equipment and makes the purchase. They also administer the fund.
It’s amazing how something as small as a pop can tab can grow into something so big!
- 7 wheelchairs
- a lift for an accessible van
- a moveable seat for an accessible van
- equipment for an accessible washroom
- an adapted tricycle