1010 WINS– For those requiring enhanced mobility, the wheelchair is one of the most commonly used devices — yet many people the world over go without such necessary equipment.

South Africa’s Sweethearts Foundation recognizes this and has helped thousands of bed-ridden citizens who rely on family members’ assistance to get around. The foundation’s fundamental belief: A wheelchair is a basic human right.

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The Sweethearts Foundation, with corporate support as well as generous donations from schools and volunteers, provides mobility to the needy through their ‘Tops & Tags’ program — selling plastic bottle tops and bread tags to recycling plants and using the funds to purchase and even customize wheelchairs.

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To learn more and show your support, visit SweetheartsFoundation.org and their page on Facebook.

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–Joe Cingrana