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Hallowheels Costume Reveal! Voting starts October 26!

Are you ready?   Voting starts Monday, October 26:  Hallowheels: a Halloween costume contest which turns wheelchairs into assets. This is a fundraiser for Children’s Assistive Technology Service (CATS) which in past years, provided volunteer teams competing by creating dream-come-true Halloween costumes for children who depend on wheelchair mobility. This year, due to Covid-19, we are doing it a bit differently! 

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Hallowheels Sponsor Spotlight

Huge thank you to GFWC Roanoke County Woman’s Club for their ongoing support of CATS, specifically through sponsorship of HalloWheels. This Club has provided funding, food, and fun decorations for each of the HalloWheels events in the Roanoke area. All 3 years! This year they present a check for $1000 to assure the smiles shine through the masks.

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CORAkids Supports C.A.T.S.

CORAkids—a CORA Physical Therapy program– has renewed its sponsorship of CATS mission: Through responsible re-use, meeting the equipment needs of children living with disability, when health insurance is unavailable, insufficient or uncooperative! This agreement allows for a closer working relationship to benefit “our” kids.

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C.A.T.S Executive Director Search Announcement

Due to the planned retirement of our Executive Director later this year or early next, we are seeking applicants for the next Executive Director to lead our organization into a future which will allow increased access to durable medical equipment to children and families who need it, when they need it to acquire next step of development, participate in family activities, and not only survive but thrive.

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Thank-You Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation has given Children’s Assistive Technology Service $9000 to support the Pass It On Project in Bedford, Amherst, Appomattox and Campbell Counties, as well as the city of Lynchburg. We are so grateful for their support of our mission!

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C.A.T.S receives 2020 honors!

While young people everywhere are moving on up and graduating, we wanted to let everyone know that CATS made the honor roll, too! CATS received the Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency for 2020 and was also recently recognized as a 2020 top-rated non-profit by Great NonProfits.

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C.A.T.S. Receives Grants

C.A.T.S. is pleased to announce that we have been named the recipient of grants from the Edgar A. Thurman Children’s Foundation, Rotary Club of Norfolk, Smith Mountain Lake Antique and Classic Boat Society, Smith Mountain Lake Women’s Club, the Marjorie Sutton Memorial Foundation and the Moneta Lion’s Club.

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