War Amp service gives children hope

The War Amps key tags are in the mail, and that means if your keys are lost, they won’t be for long.

The War Amps key tags are in the mail, and that means if your keys are lost, they won’t be for long.

Originating in 1946, the War Amps program has returned more than one million keys to Canadians.

With no government funding it relies solely on public generosity through donations.

Funds raised support The War Amps Child Amputee Program, which supplies artificial limbs, regional seminars, tools for dealing with teasing and staring and answers questions about driving and joining the workforce for children under 18.

Each key tag has a confidential code. If keys are lost, the finder can call a toll free number or drop the keys in a mailbox.

The keys will then be returned to the owner by bonded courier.

For more information, please call 1-800-250-3030 or visit www.waramps.ca.