Watch this great video created by England Elementary to explain the benefits of collecting pop tabs.
Anyone can collect and donate pop tabs to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas! Pull off tabs from aluminum coke and soup cans and drop them off at the House. If you are not in the Little Rock area, take them to your local recycling company and have them mail the check to the Ronald McDonald House. Get everyone involved: family, school, church, coworkers, civic organizations and more.
The Pop Tab Program raises valuable funds and awareness for RMHCA. Money from pop tabs is raised through recycling. This program helps pay for families and children to stay at the House while their child is receiving medical treatment at the hospital. Your support helps ensure that these families will continue to have a place to rest, relax and recover together.
Drop off pop tabs seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. at the Ronald McDonald House located at 1501 W. 10th Street in Little Rock.
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Are you not part of school, but still want to participate in Pop Tab Pandemonium? NO PROBLEM! For other groups, the contest will be divided by division based on group size. All types of groups can participate: churches, social clubs, friends, family, businesses and individuals. Just email monika@rmhcarkansas,org.
What does RMHCA do with the pop tabs?
We recycle tabs and the money we receive helps pay for families to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. We do not require our families to pay to stay, so this program alleviates some of the costs associated with housing 32 families each night.
What types of pop tabs are accepted?
Tabs of beverages, soup, vegetable cans, pet food, tuna, or any other aluminum can with a tab.
Why collect just the pop tab and not the whole can?
The pop tab is made out of a more pure form of aluminum making it more valuable. Plus, it's easier and cleaner to store pop tabs compared to the whole can. This is important for the Ronald McDonald House to keep a safe, clean environment for children and families.
How do I get my child's school registered for the contest?
Contact your child's principal and encourage them to register. Registration forms are available above or contact Monika Hemenway at 501-978-3118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is it true that pop tab donations go towards chemotherapy or dialysis treatment for children?
No, this is a myth. RMHCA is not aware of any location in Little Rock that collects pop tabs for these types of treatments. Our pop tab donations go towards helping families stay close to their children while they are being treated at the hospital.