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Pull for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado!

The little insignificant tab you pull to open your can of pop can make a significant impact! Simply remove the tab, collect them and then give them to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Why we collect pop tabs and not the entire can...

Pop tabs are high quality, pure aluminum and are more valuable than the can, which is a combination of aluminum and other alloys. Tabs are also easier to store and less messy than saving the whole can. We also recognize that other organizations use aluminum recycling as a way to raise funds. All we want is the tab, so you can continue donating to more than one organization through your recycling efforts in the Southern Colorado region.

Why collect pop tabs?

All the pop tab collections add up to make a heartfelt impact to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Pop tabs are an easy way to recycle and help others and is a task that people of all ages can do. These small pieces are a source of charitable revenue for us. The amount of money received is determined by the weight of the aluminum collected. The dollars raised through this program are used for operations and supplies for the Ronald McDonald House and Family Rooms.

Facts:

1 pound = 1, 267 tabs
1 pound = approximately $.25 - $.30
Approximate annual amount received: $3,000

What should you use to collect the pop tabs?

Pop tabs can be collected in anything! Simply designate a container in your home, at work, in your dorm or anywhere that is convenient. We also have two sizes of 'houses' available at the Ronald McDonald House that we are happy to provide to you at no charge. As needed, the pop tabs can be dropped off at the Ronald McDonald House.

Location: 311 N. Logan Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Phone: 719-471-1814

Hours: Daily from 9:00am - 7:00pm

Mountain of Love

Area Elementary, Middle and High Schools participate in Mountain of Love, where students and staff save pop tabs throughout the year. In the Spring, there is a week-long "weigh in" at the Ronald McDonald House. "Tab"ulations are taken, revealing the school who brought int he most tabs. RMHC announces the winning school the following Monday. They receive not only "bragging rights", but also a traveling trophy - the coveted pop-tab sombrero, (suitable for display!) and a recognitino assembly - complete with surprises - on Friday. Our thanks to all who participate!!!

If you are interested in participating in pop tab collection - start today! Also, to be a part of our Mountain of Love, contact us now!

Resources:

10 Tips for Running a Successful Popping Project

Pop Tab Info Sheet