Children's Assistive Technology Service (CATS) | Virginia

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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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National Volunteer Week

It’s National Volunteer Week, and C.A.T.S. has lots and lots of volunteers to celebrate and THANK! In fact over 7000 volunteer hours went into C.A.T.S. services last year, in the providing of 1009 pieces of equipment to 905 children. Click on “read more” to view a gallery of some of our many wonderful volunteers!

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C.A.T.S Covid-19 Update: March 31, 2020

Listen up please! COVID-19 policy updates:
Donations of equipment are not being accepted until after June 10th.
Though we have reduced staff hours, we are still making requested equipment available on a case by case basis, at our three primary locations in the Roanoke Valley, Greater Richmond and Hampton Roads.

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Roanoke Valley Gives Day a Success!

Thank You to everyone who supported Children’s Assistive Technology Service during the on-line Roanoke Valley Gives Day Fundraiser on March 18th. We ranked #10 out of 142 nonprofits, and second place on the Small Nonprofit Leaderboard, raising $21,235.00 in total, including $3500 in prize money and an additional $2500 from Modern Woodmen Financial.

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Roanoke Valley Children’s Fund grant

Children’s Assistive Technology Service is proud to announce that The Roanoke Valley Children’s Fund of the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia has provided a grant with a focus on providing young children, birth to 5 years, the assistive technology they need to keep up with their peers.

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CATS receives End of Year Gifts

Children’s Assistive Technology Service (CATS) is thrilled to announce several end of year gifts to assist in providing mobility and opportunity for children with disabilities throughout Virginia. The pace of equipment distribution doubled in 2019 and looks to keep up that pace into 2020. This is only possible with support from you and the community!

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Hallowheels 2019 rolls to a close!

And it’s over, Hallowheels 2019. So, who won the costume competition? The Winners are ALL the children who were so pleased with their costumes! Oh, you mean that winner? All the teams where charged with not only designing and building costumes for their assigned youngsters, but then they had to go out and recruit votes, sending people to our website, explaining our mission: To make sure ALL children who need it have access to adaptive equipment because of

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Sponsor Spotlight: CORA Physical Therapy

CATS is very proud to announce that CORA Physical Therapy has provided a major gift in support of our mission. This financial support was provided in recognition of our ongoing collaboration in the provision of services to kids who need adaptive equipment. A huge thank you and shout out

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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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