The key tag service started in 1946 as a workshop where war amputees could work for competitive wages, with the program providing a service to Canadians that would generate funds for the organization. Since its start, the program has returned over one million sets of lost keys to their owners.
Today, the donations from the key tags and address label service are used to operate the CHAMP Program to provide financial assistance for artificial limbs for children; the PLAYSAFE message from child amputees to other children; DRIVESAFE to promote safe driving; JUMPSTART to provide computer training for multiple amputee children; the Matching Mothers program to introduce a CHAMP family to the parents of a new amputee; and the National Amputee Centre to provide information on artificial limbs and all aspects of amputation.
The key tags contain confidentially coded numbers that are used to return the keys to their owners when finders call the toll-free number on the tag or deposit the keys in any mailbox. For more information or to order tags, call 1-800-250-3030 or visit The War Amps.