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Hallowheels 2019-Call for Participants!

Hallowheels has become CATS annual FUNdraiser, and will be expanded this year. With the help of Bennett’s Village in Charlottesville, and Attendants4You LLC in Richmond, the event will be conducted simultaneously in four locations: Roanoke, Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond. Children who depend on wheelchairs for mobility, between the ages of 4 and 16 years, are now being recruited to participate, on a first come first serve basis.

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CATS celebrates 5 years!

Children’s Assistive Technology Service celebrated its 5th birthday yesterday evening at the home of founder and CEO Cathie Cummins and her husband Randy. In attendance were members of the Smith Mountain Lake community (Lions Club, Antique Boat Club, Civitans, neighbors, and friends) who have provided financial baking along with volunteers who repair, promote, transport, and deliver equipment to children across Virginia.

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Hallowheels-Call for Sponsors

It’s almost time for Hallowheels, CATS annual fundraiser. Business sponsors contribute funds for materials needed to create costumes which include a child’s wheelchair. Businesses who would like to support a child’s dream-come-true costume should

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CATS earns Great Nonprofits badge

Thank you to all of you whose comments and reviews helped Children’s Assistive Technology Service earn a top rating with Great Nonprofits! We are a volunteer managed organization, growing fast, and flub-ups happen, though we do our best to fix them! We appreciate your support so that we might find our way to sustainability and better service for all of Virginia’s kids with disabilities.

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CATS at APTA Combined Sections Meeting

Jason Grandeo and Anissa Davis, University of Lynchburg DPT program faculty, are at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in Washington DC this week. Read more to see the full poster presentation.

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Richmond CATS on the Move!

This happy team of volunteers braved the chilly weather and imminent snow storm to move the Richmond inventory from storage units to our new “place.” Yes, folks, a real place. Over the next couple of months we will be installing a workshop, office and storage for incoming donations, and ready-to-go inventory at 2545 Gayton Centre Drive in Short Pump of the greater Richmond area.

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Kids on the Move Expo coming to Virginia Beach

Come see and get hands on experience with the latest adaptive equipment and mobility devices for children including Sleepsafe Beds, Permobil, TiLite, Ki Mobility, Leckey, Firefly, R82, Sunrise Medical, Assistive Technology Works and more! Door Prizes!

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CATS Receives Funding for a Van!

The Smith Mountain Lake Civitan Club recently presented a check to Children’s Assistive Technology Services (CATS) for $23,885. The money will be used by CATS to purchase a second van which will serve the Charlottesville to Richmond to Norfolk corridor, while the first van purchased through Roanoke Valley Gives 2018 will serve the western side of the state.

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CATS receives funding from SML Charity Home Tour

Kacie Hodges, CATS volunteer, accepts check from Sandra Morse (R) Executive Director of the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour, on November 7th. CATS is most appreciative for this opportunity, and especially grateful for our committee chairperson for this event, Karen McCarty (L)

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