Pipsqueaks Playschool Baldivis is encouraging children and their families to help the environment and people in need by collecting bread tags.

Joining the Bread Tags for Wheelchairs project, the daycare centre is collecting plastic bread tags, which will be recycled into seedling trays, with the proceeds used to fund wheelchairs for South African families affected by disability.

Pipsqueaks Playschool Baldivis executive service manager Mel Gereke said the centre had collected 598g worth of tags by the end of the first month.

“We need 600,000 bread tags, or 200 to 230kg worth, to earn enough for one wheelchair,” she said.

“We’d love to raise enough for 2-3 wheelchairs, so we hope to collect as many tags as possible.”

She said the cause not only encouraged children to recycle, but supported their active involvement in their local and global community.

“Many people eat bread, so it’s something simple that everyone can participate in,” she said.

“The children are so excited when they bring their tags in and put them in the jars.”

She encouraged residents and businesses to join the project by dropping collected bread tags at Pipsqueaks.

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