As The War Amps embarks on its second century of service, the Association’s 2019 key tags are being mailed to Ontario households this week with the theme, “Your Key Tags at Work.”
The Key Tag Service was launched after the Second World War so that returning war amputee veterans could not only work for competitive wages, but also provide a service to Canadians that would generate funds for the Association.
Each key tag has a confidentially coded number. If you lose your keys, the finder can call the toll-free number on the back of the tag or place them in any mailbox, and The War Amps will return them to you by courier, free of charge.
The War Amps receives no government grants. With the public’s support of the Key Tag Service, the Association is making a difference in the lives of amputees by providing financial assistance for artificial limbs, peer support and information on all aspects of living with amputation.
Photo caption: Carter Sly, 11, of Eastern Ontario, is a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. He is showing the waterproof leg he uses for safety in the water and walking on wet surfaces. It was funded thanks to public support of the Key Tag Service.