PHILIPSBURG – Mid Isle Rotarians had heard of a project out of Canada called “Can Tabs for Wheelchairs for Children” from Rotarian Lezlie Murch of The Rotary Club of St. Catherine’s and were keen to help.
For the last six months The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle has been diligently collecting for the “Can Tabs for Wheelchairs for Children” project. Mid Isle Rotarians with the help of Isabelle of Mary’s Boone, Bibi of Lal’s, Sally of Vesna Taverna and Bombay Bites were able to collect 5.5 lbs. of can tabs.
These cans tabs were recently presented to Rotarian Lezlie at a Mid Isle meeting. It takes approximately 3 million can tabs to be able to purchase a wheelchair. The can tabs are sold for their aluminum value at approximately 65-80 Canadian cents per pound to a metal recycling center in Canada.
Mid Isle will now be working with Player Development Foundation SXM and The Rotary Club of St. Catherine’s to collect can tabs to have a wheelchair for a child sent here to St. Maarten. “We presently have the following restaurants helping us collect can tabs, Chesterfields, Avantika, Lal’s, Mary’s Boone, Vesna Taverna, Bombay Bites, Maya Indian Restaurant and The Taste Factory,” a release said.
The Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle meets Tuesdays at 7:00pm at Mary’s Boone in Simpson Bay. For more information contact email@example.com or visit their Facebook page: Rotary Club of St. Maarten-Mid Isle.