Your aluminum can tabs go a long way with Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha
IMPORTANT POP TAB UPDATE – February 2018
We are expanding, and construction has begun! All staff and families will be moving out of the House this spring and summer to allow renovations on the existing building to take place. During that time, we will not be able to collect pop tabs at the House.
We hope you will still collect tabs for us, but procedures for dropping off donations will temporarily change. Please keep the following in mind:
- The last day to drop off pop tabs at the House will be Friday, March 30. After that day, there will be limited or no staff available at the House to receive your donations.
- If your donation is under 5 pounds, please hold onto the tabs until we return to the House in September. If construction goes according to schedule, September 4 will be the first day that we will be able to receive pop tab donations at the House.
- If your donation is 5 pounds or more, please drop it off at Element Recycling at 2625 Deer Park Blvd, Omaha, NE 68105.
- Be sure to tell the staff at Element that you are donating to Ronald McDonald House, and they will send the proceeds directly to us. You will need to complete a form as usual, INCLUDING NOTING THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF THE DONATION. Forms will be available at Element, or you may print it from this link. Take the form with you and either mail it to the House or drop it off after we return to the House September 4.
- Your overall donation totals will not be available at Element. If you need to calculate your new total, we estimate 1,500 tabs per pound, so you can use that to add new donations to your total number of tabs donated.
- Please also visit Element’s website at element402.com. They recycle all metals and electronics, so we hope you will consider them when you have recycling needs!
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:
|American Legion Auxiliary, State of Nebraska||GFWC, Nebraska Federation of Women’s Clubs|
|Blair Arbor Park Middle School|
|American Legion Auxiliary Unit 240 Shelby, IA||Ameritas Life; Gary Owen, Dan Dalton, and Nebraska State Penitentiary|
|Gage County 4-H Clubs||Jacob Limley||Nebraska Jaycees|
|Gibbon Elementary||Norris Elementary Firth, NE|
|Rumsey Station Elementary School, Papillion, NE||Shenandoah Middle School, Shenandoah, IA|
|Abbey Rotert Omaha, NE||Catlin Arts Magnet Elementary School||Edison Elementary School Council Bluffs, IA|
|Fairview Elementary||Fullerton Magnet Elementary School||Jeffrey Elementary School Osceola, NE|
|LaDonna Clary and Friends||Nebraska 4-H Youth Council||Peter Kiewitt Middle School Omaha, NE|
|Richardson County 4-H||St. Pius X/St. Leo School||St. Thomas More Elementary|
|Underwood Elementary Underwood, IA||West Point Elementary|
|Dundee Elementary School Omaha, NE||International Order of Job’s Daughters, Nebraska Bethels||Logan Magnolia Community School Logan, IA|
|Logan Fontenelle Middle School Bellevue, NE||Longfellow Elementary School Council Bluffs, IA||Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of Council Bluffs|
|Mary Our Queen Kindergarten Classes Omaha, NE||Mead Public School||REAC Club #154 South Omaha|
|St. Mary’s Parish Religious Education and School Bellevue, NE||Willa Cather Elementary School Omaha, NE|
|Ackerman Elementary School Omaha, NE||Adams Elementary School and Carroll Middle School Carroll, IA||Alice Buffet Magnet Middle School Omaha, NE|
|American Business Women’s Association, Myrna Higgins||American Legion and Children Youth Program||Andersen Middle School|
|Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools||Bailey Breaux, RMH family; Always a Princess||Bellevue Central Elementary|
|Benson West Elementary||Betz Elementary School Bellevue, NE||Boone Central Schools Albion, NE|
|The BRTEK Family||Cass County 4-H||Columbus Schools, Lakeview, Columbus, NE|
|Court Little Flower #988||Cozad Elementary School Cozad, NE||Curt Harvey and Ruth Rawson Omaha, NE|
|Crete Upper Elementary School||Dundy County FBLA||Electric Fixture and Supply|
|Family Career and Community Leaders of America Nebraska Chapter||G. Stanley Hall Elementary School La Vista, NE||Girl Scout Troop 302 and 303 Clearwater, NE|
|Girl Scout Troop 3281||Golden K Kiwanis Kearney, NE||Good Sam Camping Club of Nebraska|
|Grace Abbott Elementary||HDR – In Memory of Cathy Olsen, Omaha, NE||Hickory Hill Elementary Papillion, NE|
|Hillside Elementary, Omaha, NE||Holy Cross School||In Memory of Jacob Gustafson, Southern Valley Elementary|
|In Memory of Stacey Vodicka||Indian Hill Elementary Omaha, NE||International Order of Rainbow Girls (IORG) Elkhorn #38|
|Irving Red Cross Club, Irving Middle School||Justina Roth||Karen Western Elementary Omaha, NE|
|Lakeview High School Columbus, NE||La Vista West Elementary La Vista, NE||Lincoln Federal Savings Bank|
|Mari Sandoz Elementary||Mary Dupuis and Students of Morley Elementary in Lincoln, NE||Maverick Productions|
|Monroe Middle School Omaha, NE||Montclair Elementary School Millard, NE||Montgomery County 4-H|
|Morton Magnet Middle School Omaha, NE||Murray Family||National Research|
|Nebraska Association of Student Councils||Nebraska State Grange||Neligh-Oakdale Public Schools|
|North Platte Catholic Schools||Omaha Legal Professionals, Omaha, NE||Omaha Public Library, Florence Branch|
|Otoe County 4-H||Parishioners of St Leo Catholic Church||Parkview Heights Elementary Omaha, NE|
|Ponca Elementary School||Ralston American Legion Auxiliary||Region V Services Wahoo, NE|
|Residents of Immanuel Courtyard and Friends||Residents of North Platte and Surrounding Communities||Residents of Plainview, NE|
|Riverside Elementary/Middle School||Robert E. Lee||Rockwell Elementary Omaha, NE|
|Saddlebrook Elementary||Sarpy County Area Kiwanis, Bellevue, NE||Scott Middle School Lincoln, NE|
|Seward County 4-H Junior Leaders||Shelby Public Schools 1st Grade Shelby, NE||Southwest Public Schools Bartley, NE|
|Spring Lake Magnet||St. Gerald Catholic School Omaha, NE||St. Vincent De Paul Girl Scouts|
|Stapleton Tabs Collection||Sunrise Middle School; Students and Staff Kearney NE||Trumble Park Elementary|
|United Lutheran Church Sunday School Lincoln, NE||UNL Extension||VFW 3606 Lincoln, NE|
|Walmart Associates and Customers and the Community of Beatrice||Yutan School Yutan, NE|