Chartway Promise Foundation Awards Grant to C.A.T.S.

Norfolk, VA (Jan. 22, 2024) – Children’s Assistive Technology Service

(C.A.T.S.) announced today that it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Chartway Promise Foundation, the charitable arm of Chartway Credit Union. This grant will help C.A.T.S. provide assistive technology devices to over 500 Hampton Roads children with disabilities at no cost to their families.

Timp Hecht, Executive Director of C.A.T.S. said, “Our services to children and families in Hampton Roads would not be possible without the generous support from partners like the Chartway Promise Foundation.”

“Chartway Promise Foundation strengthens the communities we serve by partnering with companion charities like Children’s Assistive Technology Service to provide the financial support needed to support medically fragile children and their families,” said Chartway Promise Foundation president, Christine Wilson. “That’s why we’re honored to make a difference right here in Hampton Roads – bringing joy, hope, and smiles to children through this partnership.”

Children’s Assistive Technology Service helps children with physical, neurological, and developmental disabilities have better health outcomes; participate in school and community; connect with family and friends; and be more independent. They do this by providing no-cost, refurbished adaptive mobility and communication equipment; educating pediatric clinicians, teachers, and caregivers; and promoting responsive and responsible public health policy.

About Children’s Assistive Technology Service
Children’s Assistive Technology Service strives to be the premier provider of refurbished pediatric assistive technology in Virginia. Expertise, resources, and influence help ensure that all children with special needs in Virginia have access to services and supports necessary to achieve optimal health and ability. Children with disabilities are, first and foremost, children with the same needs, rights, and dreams as all children. C.A.T.S.’ services and supports shall be provided to all children regardless of financial status to provide them with access and opportunity so that they may thrive. To learn more about C.A.T.S., follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

About Chartway & Chartway Promise Foundation
Since 1959, Chartway has been unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive. Member-owned and values-driven, our $2.8 billion credit union proudly serves more than 200,000 members with branches in Utah, Texas, and Virginia. We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions, included on American Banker’s Top Credit Union to Work For list, and received numerous other top workplace and best credit union accolades. Reflecting a bright way forward, our charitable arm – the Chartway Promise Foundation – has raised nearly $15 million to provide medically fragile children and their families memorable experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles. For information on our vibrant organization, please visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.