POP TABS

Your aluminum can tabs go a long way with Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha

Your aluminum can tabs go a long way with Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha. Those tabs, when recycled, help cover some of our operational costs. Thanks to schools, business, community organizations, and families like yours, we recycled approximately 35 million pop tabs last year, and the money from those donations paid for our electric bill each month.

Where do I take my tabs? Saving pop tabs is easy. Simply remove the tab off your can, save them in a wide-mouth container, and when you have a large amount, drop them off at our House, at 620 S. 38th Ave. Please make sure you mark your tab container with the name of your group if you are part of the Thanks A Million club.

Why pop tabs and not the entire can? Because pop tabs are smaller and easier to store. The tabs are also paint free and pure aluminum, which increases their value and profit when recycled. So pull your tabs for the Ronald McDonald House , but be sure to recycle the cans.

Here are some fun facts about tabs:

  • One pound of tabs is about 1,500 tabs.
  • Each tab measures about 1 inch, so there are 12 tabs in one foot.
  • To reach a mile, when placing tabs end to end, would take 63,360 tabs.
  • 1 million tabs end to end would stretch 16.75 miles.

THANKS A MILLION

In 2000, RMHC in Omaha started the Thanks a Million Club as a way to encourage organizations, businesses, and schools to collect tabs for the House. Those who reach the 1 million mark are welcomed as members of the club, receive a certificate, and have their name included on a plaque that resides at the Ronald McDonald House. Many organizations decide to continue collecting tabs and try for 2 million and beyond. When they reach milestones, they receive another certificate. To join, bring your pop tabs to Ronald McDonald House and fill out a Thanks a Million form for each container of tabs you bring.

Questions, please call (402) 346-9377 or email.

Thanks a Million Club Members:

12 Million:

American Legion Auxiliary, State of NebraskaGFWC, Nebraska Federation of Women’s Clubs

 

9 Million:

Blair Arbor Park Middle School

8 Million:

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 240 Shelby, IAAmeritas Life; Gary Owen, Dan Dalton, and Nebraska State Penitentiary

6 Million:

Gage County 4-H ClubsJacob LimleyNebraska Jaycees

4 Million:

Gibbon ElementaryNorris Elementary Firth, NE
Rumsey Station Elementary School, Papillion, NEShenandoah Middle School, Shenandoah, IA

3 Million:

Abbey Rotert Omaha, NECatlin Arts Magnet Elementary SchoolEdison Elementary School Council Bluffs, IA
Fairview ElementaryFullerton Magnet Elementary SchoolJeffrey Elementary School Osceola, NE
LaDonna Clary and FriendsNebraska 4-H Youth CouncilPeter Kiewitt Middle School Omaha, NE
Richardson County 4-HSt. Pius X/St. Leo SchoolSt. Thomas More Elementary
Underwood Elementary Underwood, IAWest Point Elementary

2 Million:

Dundee Elementary School Omaha, NEInternational Order of Job’s Daughters, Nebraska BethelsLogan Magnolia Community School Logan, IA
Logan Fontenelle Middle School Bellevue, NELongfellow Elementary School Council Bluffs, IALutheran Women’s Missionary League of Council Bluffs
Mary Our Queen Kindergarten Classes Omaha, NEMead Public SchoolREAC Club #154 South Omaha
St. Mary’s Parish Religious Education and School Bellevue, NEWilla Cather Elementary School Omaha, NE

One Million:

Ackerman Elementary School Omaha, NEAdams Elementary School and Carroll Middle School Carroll, IAAlice Buffet Magnet Middle School Omaha, NE
American Business Women’s Association, Myrna HigginsAmerican Legion and Children Youth ProgramAndersen Middle School
Ashland-Greenwood Public SchoolsBailey Breaux, RMH family; Always a PrincessBellevue Central Elementary
Benson West ElementaryBetz Elementary School Bellevue, NEBoone Central Schools Albion, NE
The BRTEK FamilyCass County 4-HColumbus Schools, Lakeview, Columbus, NE
Court Little Flower #988Cozad Elementary School Cozad, NECurt Harvey and Ruth Rawson Omaha, NE
Crete Upper Elementary SchoolDundy County FBLAElectric Fixture and Supply
Family Career and Community Leaders of America Nebraska ChapterG. Stanley Hall Elementary School La Vista, NEGirl Scout Troop 302 and 303 Clearwater, NE
Girl Scout Troop 3281Golden K Kiwanis Kearney, NEGood Sam Camping Club of Nebraska
Grace Abbott ElementaryHDR – In Memory of Cathy Olsen, Omaha, NEHickory Hill Elementary Papillion, NE
Hillside Elementary, Omaha, NEHoly Cross SchoolIn Memory of Jacob Gustafson, Southern Valley Elementary
In Memory of Stacey VodickaIndian Hill Elementary Omaha, NEInternational Order of Rainbow Girls (IORG) Elkhorn #38
Irving Red Cross Club, Irving Middle SchoolJustina RothKaren Western Elementary Omaha, NE
Lakeview High School Columbus, NELa Vista West Elementary La Vista, NELincoln Federal Savings Bank
Mari Sandoz ElementaryMary Dupuis and Students of Morley Elementary in Lincoln, NEMaverick Productions
Monroe Middle School Omaha, NEMontclair Elementary School Millard, NEMontgomery County 4-H
Morton Magnet Middle School Omaha, NEMurray FamilyNational Research
Nebraska Association of Student CouncilsNebraska State GrangeNeligh-Oakdale Public Schools
North Platte Catholic SchoolsOmaha Legal Professionals, Omaha, NEOmaha Public Library, Florence Branch
Otoe County 4-HParishioners of St Leo Catholic ChurchParkview Heights Elementary Omaha, NE
Ponca Elementary SchoolRalston American Legion AuxiliaryRegion V Services Wahoo, NE
Residents of Immanuel Courtyard and FriendsResidents of North Platte and Surrounding CommunitiesResidents of Plainview, NE
Riverside Elementary/Middle SchoolRobert E. LeeRockwell Elementary Omaha, NE
Saddlebrook ElementarySarpy County Area Kiwanis, Bellevue, NEScott Middle School Lincoln, NE
Seward County 4-H Junior LeadersShelby Public Schools 1st Grade Shelby, NESouthwest Public Schools Bartley, NE
Spring Lake MagnetSt. Gerald Catholic School Omaha, NESt. Vincent De Paul Girl Scouts
Stapleton Tabs CollectionSunrise Middle School; Students and Staff Kearney NETrumble Park Elementary
United Lutheran Church Sunday School Lincoln, NEUNL ExtensionVFW 3606 Lincoln, NE
Walmart Associates and Customers and the Community of BeatriceYutan School Yutan, NE