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70 Pounds of Tabs

October 9, 2013

poptabHoly Cross School collected 70 pounds of pop tabs in the 2012-13 school year to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Because there is more aluminum in the tab of a soda can than in the whole rest of the can, it makes collecting the tabs an easy way to help the charity. And, at Holy Cross, we like to help.

Please consider keeping a jar on your kitchen counter where you can toss the tabs, then send them in to school with your student(s) when it’s full. Each classroom has a jar for the tabs, and there is one in the office. At the Field Day assembly in May, each class combines their tabs with the rest of the school into a big container to send to the local Ronald McDonald House.

Thanks for your help with this project.

keysThe Ronald McDonald House of Kansas City also collects old keys for recycling as a fundraiser. They accept keys with no plastic coating. Feel free to bring any old keys along with your pop tabs, but please keep them in a separate container. There are many other ways you can help the Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City. Visit their website at rmhckc.org and click on How You Can Help to find out how.

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Pop Tabs Delivered

November 27, 2012

Thanks to all who save pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities! The pop tabs collected by Holy Cross in the 2011-12 school year were recently delivered to the local Ronald McDonald House and gratefully received.

Way to go, Holy Cross!

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For more blog posts about our pop tab collections –

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Raising The Bar

May 17, 2012

from Holy Cross mom, Wendy Regehr –

We’ll collect pop tabs at our Field Day assembly on Monday for the third year. Holy Cross school families collected 35 pounds of tabs in 2010. We smashed that total with 62 pounds of tabs in 2011.  Can we beat our record this year?  How about if we try collecting 75 pounds this time?

Please send your collected tabs into your child(ren)’s classroom. Each class will bring their tabs to the assembly to pour into one big collective container.

Ronald McDonald House collects the tabs as a fundraiser. Did you know there is more aluminum in the tab of a soda can than in the whole rest of the can? It’s solid aluminum, while the rest of the can contains other alloys. Our Holy Cross donation helps the Ronald McDonald House Charities provide help to families of sick children. Thanks for your help with our pop tab project!


other pop tab blog posts from Holy Cross –

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Pop Tabs Delivered

May 31, 2011

from Holy Cross mom and pop tab coordinator, Wendy Regehr –

We delivered the pop-tabs Saturday.  See below for photos.

We filled the grey bin in the photo to the rim.  They were very appreciative of the Holy Cross kids’ efforts.  The lady in the photo with me is a Ronald McDonald House volunteer. I made Meredith pose with Ronald, since she admitted that she thought he was real when she first saw him as we walked out the front door.

They actually have two “houses” near Children’s Mercy.  Sadly, they are nearly full.  Meredith and I toured the main house and got to see the only room that wasn’t occupied.  The volunteer that gave us the tour said they had a lot of families from Joplin staying at the houses.

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We Blew By 35!

May 25, 2011

from Holy Cross mom, Wendy Regehr –

Great job on the pop-tabs –


Holy Cross collected 62 lbs. this year!

That’s more than 78,000 tabs, and if we put them end to end we’d have over a mile of pop-tabs. Last year Holy Cross collected 35 lbs.

Keep collecting those tabs all summer long, and let’s see how much we get next year.

The pop-tabs will be delivered to Ronald McDonald House this week.  Congratulations to all the kids for doing such a great job collecting pop-tabs!

Why collect pop-tabs?  Ronald McDonald House collects pop-tabs instead of the entire can because tabs are pure high-quality aluminum, unlike cans which consists of aluminum and other alloys.  Tabs are also easier to store than the whole cans. All proceeds from the recycled pop-tabs go directly to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

past blog posts about pop tabs –

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Can We Beat 35 Lbs?

April 27, 2011

from Holy Cross mom, Wendy Regehr –

Holy Cross students collected 35 pounds of pop tabs
for the Ronald McDonald House Charities last year.

Hopefully we can surpass that total this year!

We’ll collect tabs from each classroom at the Field Day assembly in May. So even if you haven’t started saving until today, you’ve got a month to go! (8th graders, remember to bring your tabs into the classroom before graduation, please.)

Thanks for your help.

For more information on pop tabs and how RMHC uses them as a fundraiser, click on the links below for previous blog articles.


Previous pop tab blog posts –

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Save Those Pop Tabs!

March 30, 2011

I hope you’re all saving the tabs off your soda cans.
We’re still collecting them at Holy Cross School.

Wendy Regehr (5th-grade Meredith’s mom) is leading the charge again this year.

Here’s a reminder of the good that it does to just do the simple step to take that tab off and save it –

  • There is more aluminum in the tab of a soda can than in the whole rest of the can! It’s solid aluminum, while the rest of the can contains other alloys.

Please consider keeping a jar on your kitchen counter where you can toss the tabs.

There are collection bins in the classrooms, so when your jar gets full, send it in with your student to empty.  Don’t have a student @ Holy Cross? Just stop by the school office with your tabs!

Thanks for your help.

 

Previous pop tab blog posts –

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