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The War Amps key tag service celebrates 75 years (VIDEO)

The service has returned more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys. 🔑🏷️

A special program that helps Canadians reunite with their lost keys has hit a milestone.

The War Amps key tag service is celebrating 75 years in operation.

Donations to the key tag service provide vital support to amputees across the country.

Vancouver's Matteo Pellizzari is a double leg amputee and member of The War Amps Child Amputee Program (CHAMP).

The teen says the program has been vital to his growth and personal development.

"That money directly helps me with all of my recreational activities and it really opens up new doors and opportunities for me with my prosthetics."

CHAMP members are eligible for financial assistance for artificial limbs, adaptive devices, and peer support.

"I can't vocalize how thankful I am because I would never have lived what I've gone through, what I've experienced in my life, without them," says Pellizzari.

The key tag service began in 1946 to ensure returning war amputee veterans could work for competitive wages and provide a service to Canadians that would generate funds for various War Amps programs.

Each key tag contains a confidentially coded number. If someone loses their keys, the finder can call a toll-free number on the back of the tag or place them in any mailbox in Canada. The War Amps will return them by courier, free of charge.

The service has returned more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys to owners.