Why Pop Tabs?

Unlike the urban legend states, pop tabs do not support medical treatment of any kind including chemotherapy or dialysis; however, pop tabs do support the operations of Ronald McDonald Houses across the country. This popular fundraiser benefits seriously ill or injured children by helping provide a “Home away from home” for them and their families while they are hospitalized or receiving outpatient medical treatment.

The Ronald McDonald House recycles pop tabs. The tab of an aluminum can is pure aluminum unlike the rest of the can which consists of mostly recycled aluminum and other residue. Recycled aluminum, at this point, pays a higher rate of return than just the tabs alone.

Fun Pop Tab Facts:


• 1 Pop Tab is approximately 1 inch long

• 1,267 Pop Tabs make 1 pound

• 1 pound of Pop Tabs can be sold for about 27 cents

If you must mail them to the Ronald McDonald House, a package weighing a pound costs more than $3.27 to mail, so it really isn’t cost effective to mail them.

Where does the money go?


Funds from the sale of recycled pop tabs help support the programs of RMHC of the Coastal Empire including the Ronald McDonald House which welcomes 200+ families each year, the Ronald McDonald Family Room inside St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital which provides a day respite area for the families of hospitalized patients and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a mobile full-service dental clinic serving 2,000+ children in Beaufort County.



How to participate:


Every time you drink a soda or canned beverage, pop your top for the RMH!

NOTE: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire does not have the staff or resources to pick up Pop Tab collections but welcome your donations at our House, 4710 Waters Avenue, Savannah, GA. We can provide collection boxes for your pop tabs for a small donation of $.25 or you can create your own containers. You can drop off your tabs between the hours of 9 am and 9 pm at the Ronald McDonald House. Please empty tabs into sturdy Ziploc bags or 13 gallon garbage sacks before delivery. Please note that Pop Tab donations are not tax-deductible and are not acknowledged.


 


Join us for Pop Tab Pandemonium/

Red Shoes Run 5K  April 5, 2014

at the Ronald McDonald House

to raise money and

 awareness for this program.

                           






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