Qasa News - Give QASA a Helping Hand

QASA National Director, Ari Seirlis, says, “Give us a Hand by buying a Hand and share in our dream of providing independence for quadriplegics and paraplegics.”

From February 19 to March 30, 2007, the public can show their support for QASA by buying a “Quad Squad Helping Hand”. This fashionably funky coloured nickel pendant (in silver, gold, white and black) will be available from all Pick ‘n Pay stores nationally for only R10.

The monies raised will be used to build more self-help centres for quads and paras, especially in rural areas, to provide them with dignity and independence. Additionally the funds will create business opportunities for income generation and sustainability.

“Through progressive legislation, there are wonderful opportunities for disabled people to integrate into mainstream society and play a part in the economy. We have a superb formula to create independent living environments for quadriplegics and paraplegics, and to assist our members to start small businesses and enterprises.

So all you have to do is go to your nearest Pick ‘n Pay nationwide during Quad Squad month, March 2007, and buy your Quad Squad Helping Hand and wear it where the fancy takes you – around your neck, on your key ring or attached to your cell phone – in fact what about buying quite a few and string them on a chain around your waist? It is a great opportunity to “Wear it and share it. You can also sms the words “Quad Squad” to 36111 and stand a chance of winning an iPod Nano Silver. The cost of each sms is R5.00.

Concludes Seirlis, “We are very proud of the fact that all funds raised during the Quad Squad month go towards projects that are aimed at improving the life quality, opportunities and integration of quads and paras. Good development creates momentum and starting blocks for our members to have their dreams come true.” (Picture: Leonie and Berthaline of the Liberty Mall Pick ‘n Pay with the Quad Squad Helping Hand pendant on sale for R10.00 at all Pick ‘n Pay branches.)

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