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.


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

5 Million:

Shenandoah Middle School

4 Million:

Edison Elementary School Gibbon ElementaryNorris Elementary Firth, NE
Rumsey Station Elementary School, Papillion, NESt. Thomas More Catholic School

3 Million:

Abbey Rotert Omaha, NECatlin Arts Magnet Elementary SchoolFairview Elementary
Fullerton Magnet Elementary SchoolJeffrey Elementary School Osceola, NELaDonna Clary and Friends
Nebraska 4-H Youth CouncilPeter Kiewitt Middle School Omaha, NERichardson County 4-H
St. Gerald Catholic ChurchSt. Pius X/St. Leo SchoolUnderwood Elementary Underwood, IA
West Point Elementary

2 Million:

AMVETS Post #20 Cass County 4-HDundee Elementary School Omaha, NE
International Order of Job’s Daughters, Nebraska BethelsKearney Golden K Kiwanis ClubLogan 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 SchoolNebraska Good Sams
Otoe County 4-H Council REAC Club #154 South OmahaRiverside Middle School
Shelby-Rising City First GradeSouthwest High School St. Mary’s Parish Religious Education and School Bellevue, NE
United Lutheran Church Willa 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
Alpha Delta Pi- Alpha Epsilon ChapterAmerican Business Women’s Association, Myrna HigginsAmerican Legion and Children Youth Program
Andersen Middle SchoolAshland-Greenwood Public SchoolsBailey Breaux, RMH family; Always a Princess
Bellevue Central ElementaryBenson Neighborhood AssociationBenson West Elementary
Betz Elementary School Bellevue, NEBoone Central Schools Albion, NEThe BRTEK Family
Bryan ElementaryBurt 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
Ezra Millard Elementary Fontenelle ElementaryFamily Career and Community Leaders of America Nebraska Chapter
G. Stanley Hall Elementary School La Vista, NEGethsemane Lutheran Church and School GFWC Nebraska Women’s Club
Girl Scout Troop 302 and 303 Clearwater, NEGirl Scout Troop 3281Golden K Kiwanis Kearney, NE
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 SchoolJ. Sterling Morton Elementary Justina Roth
Karen Western Elementary Omaha, NELadies Auxiliary Post 2503Lakeview High School Columbus, NE
La Vista West Elementary La Vista, NELincoln Federal Savings BankMari Sandoz Elementary
Mary Dupuis and Students of Morley Elementary in Lincoln, NEMaverick ProductionsMissouri Valley Elementary
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 Golden K Kiwanis ClubOmaha Legal Professionals, Omaha, NE
Omaha Public Library, Florence BranchParishioners of St Leo Catholic ChurchParkview Heights Elementary Omaha, NE
Picotte ElementaryPonca Elementary SchoolRalston American Legion Auxiliary
Region V Services Wahoo, NEResidents of Immanuel Courtyard and FriendsResidents of North Platte and Surrounding Communities
Residents of Plainview, NERobert E. LeeRockwell Elementary Omaha, NE
Saddlebrook ElementarySarpy County Area Kiwanis, Bellevue, NEScott Middle School Lincoln, NE
Seward County 4-H Junior LeadersSouthwest Public Schools Bartley, NESpring Lake Magnet
St. John’s Lutheran ChurchSt. John’s School Builders Club St. Patrick School
St. Vincent De Paul Girl ScoutsStapleton Tabs CollectionSunrise Middle School; Students and Staff Kearney NE
Titan Hill Intermediate School Tri Center SchoolsTrumble Park Elementary
UNL ExtensionVFW 3606 Lincoln, NEWalmart Associates and Customers and the Community of Beatrice
Yutan School Yutan, NE