shriners_leanne(Lowell, MA) On Friday, March 20th Lowell client LeeAnne Barry was presented a Certificate of Appreciation by the Aleppo Shriners Children’s Transportation Fund, and a Shriners Hospital for Children hat for her contribution of pull-tabs. Ken Zeller, Chief of the Aleppo Fire Brigade presented the Certificate with an explanation of the Pull Tab Program and it’s important part in assisting the patients of the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

The Pull-Tab Program at Aleppo Shriners in Wilmington, MA was founded as a way for the public to help raise funds for the humanitarian and life-saving services provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children. These funds support a variety of transportation expenses, including medical flights which can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Additionally, specialized vans, busses and other vehicles are driven by Shriners volunteers to transport patients to and from doctor’s visits. Parents of injured children admitted to a Shriners Hospital for Children do not see a single bill for transportation provided through this Fund.

Tabs are collected by many different organizations and brought to the Aleppo Shriners Center in Wilmington, MA. The fund also accepts returnable bottles and cans, where the deposit can redeemed and the proceeds go to the Transportation Fund.