Children's Assistive Technology Service (CATS) | Virginia



C.A.T.S Executive Director Search Announcement

Children’s Assistive Technology Service (CATS) provides for the re-use of pediatric rehabilitation equipment and assistive technology devices in Virginia.  CATS serves young people with disabilities, who reside or receive rehabilitative/medical services in Virginia, who need assistive technology to assist with mobility, positioning and communication.

We are seeking an 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 the next step of development, participate in family activities, and not only survive but thrive.

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C.A.T.S. Cookbook fundraiser: call for recipes and sponsors

The C.A.T.S. resource committee is currently working on a fundraising project to create a unique cookbook that will include family friendly recipes as well as recipes for those with special dietary and nutrition needs.    We would love to have families participate by providing recipes to be considered for the book. 

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RVGives Day 2021 a Success!

THANK YOU to everyone who gave to CATS on Roanoke Valley Gives Day! 98 donors contributed $15,410.00 in just 24hrs!!! Whether you gave yesterday, last week, or last year, we are grateful to you and the support you provide so that we can continue to serve VA’s children with disAbilties and their families.

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C.A.T.S. receives a $100,000 donation

Children’s Assistive Technology Service (CATS) was honored to receive a $100,000 donation made possible by Lynn and Foster Friess in honor of Isabella Maria Santorum.  Foster Friess is an investment manager and philanthropist from Jackson Hole, Wyoming.   

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C.A.T.S. appoints interim Executive Director

As the founder of C.A.T.S., Cathie Cummins volunteered to serve in the role of executive director, but in it’s 7th year, the time has come for C.A.T.S. to have a professional CEO. After working tirelessly to create and grow the organization, Cathie is ready to retire. C.A.T.S. is therefore pleased to announce that John Naples, senior program manager, will take over as interim executive director as of January 1, 2021.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: December 2020

For several reasons related to the coronavirus pandemic, C.A.T.S. will be limiting acceptance of equipment donations at all of our locations during the months of December and January. 

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C.A.T.S. Receives Grants

Children’s Assistive Technology Service (CATS) is honored to receive grants to assist in our mission to provide refurbished adaptive equipment and assistive technology to children that need it at no cost.   Recently, grants were received from the Al Stroobants Foundation, CE Richardson Benevolent Foundation, Pacific Life Foundation, Langley for Families Foundation, the EC Wareheim Foundation and the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

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Hallowheels: The Results are in and………….

Congratulations and Thank you to all our Hallowheels Participants who caught the attention of people as far away as California, Oregon and even Australia!  The first place winner was Woody from Toy Story; second place goes to Space X Astronaut; and the sweet tooth battle for third was won in the end by Topsy Turvy Birthday Cake! 

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