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:

13 Million:

GFWC Bennington Woman's Club

12 Million:

American Legion Auxiliary Department of Nebraska
Arbor Park Intermediate School, Blair, NE

10 Million:

In Memory of Abbey Rotert

9 Million:

American Legion Auxiliary #240

8 Million:

Ameritas Charitable Foundation

7 Million:

Gage County 4-H Council

6 Million:

Jake Limley

5 Million:

Shenandoah Middle School

4 Million:

Fullerton Magnet
St. Thomas More Catholic School
Norris Elementary
Rumsey Station Elementary
West Point Elementary School
Edison Elementary School
Fairview Elementary
Gibbon Elementary School

3 Million:

Richardson County CourthouseLaDonna Clary
Clarinda Middle SchoolSt. Gerald Catholic Church
Underwood ElementaryREAC South Omaha Eagles 154
AnonymousCatlin Elementary
Nebraska 4-H Youth CouncilCouncil Bluffs Zone LWML
St. Leo SchoolShelby-Rising City First Grade
South Omaha Eagles

2 Million:

St. Mary's Religious EducationAMVETS Post #20
Lutheran Women's Missionary LeagueRiverside Middle School
Mead ElementaryJustina Roth
Dundee Elementary SchoolLogan Fontenelle Middle School
Kearney Golden K Kiwanis ClubLa Vista West Elementary
Mary Our Queen School ElementaryOtoe County 4-H Council
Nebraska Good SamsUnited Lutheran Church
Emily and Josh MozerLongfellow Elementary
St. James Lutheran ChurchCass County 4-H
Logan-Magnolia SchoolInternational Order of Job's Daughters
Kiewit Middle SchoolJeffrey Elementary
Southwest High SchoolBruning Women's Club
Willa Cather ElementaryMontclair Elementary Activity Fund
In Memory of Dylan Tolen

One Million:

Ackerman ElementaryGirl Scout Troop 45483Omaha Public Library
Alice Buffett Magnet Middle SchoolGirl Scouts of St. Vincent de PaulParkview Heights Elementary School
Alpha Delta Pi - Alpha Epsilon ChapterGirl Scouts Spirit of NebraskaPatrick and Tammy Campbell
American Business Women's AssociationGrace Abbott ElementaryPicotte Elementary
American Legion Children and Youth ProgramHDR, Inc.Pierce Elementary School
American Legion Post 1Hickory Hill ElementaryQwest West Pioneers
American Legion Post 373Hillside ElementaryRegion V Service in Wahoo
Andersen Middle SchoolHoly Cross SchoolResidents of North Platte and Surrounding Communities
Ashland-Greenwood SchoolHumphrey Public SchoolsResidents of Plainview
Audrey and Trevor JobImmanuel Independent Living CourtyardRobert Lee
Bailey BreauxIndian Hill ElementaryRockwell Elementary
Bellevue Central ElementaryInternational Order of the Rainbow for Girls Elkhorn #38Ruth Rawson
Benson Neighborhood AssociationIrving Middle SchoolSaddlebrook Elementary- In Honor of Cathy Olsen
Benson West ElementaryJ. Sterling Morton ElementarySandoz Elementary
Betz Elementary (2nd grade)Jenny ErpeldingSarah and Tony Campa
Boone Central SchoolsKaren Western ElementarySarpy County Area Kiwanis
Bryan ElementaryKenneth and Sarah TaylorScott Middle School
Burt County 4-HLadies Auxiliary Post 2503Seward 4-H Jr. Leaders
Carroll Community School DistrictLakeview High School Student CouncilSouthern Valley Elementary (In memory of Jacob Gustafson)
Chris KorteLincoln Federal Savings BankSpring Lake Magnet
Court Little Flower #988Maureen HalsteadSt. John's Lutheran Church
Cozad Elementary SchoolMaverick ProductionsSt. John's School Builders Club
Crete Intermediate SchoolMissouri Valley ElementarySt. Leo Catholic Church
Deer Park Neighborhood AssnMonroe Middle SchoolSt. Patrick School
Dennis and Sandie VodickaMontgomery Co 4-HSt. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
Dundy County Stratton High SchoolMorley ElementaryStapleton Tab Collection
Electric Fixture & SupplyMorton Magnet Middle SchoolSunrise Middle School
Elks Lodge #39National ResearchThe Brtek Family
Ezra Millard ElementaryNebraska Association of Student CouncilsTitan Hill Intermediate School
FCCLA Nebraska ChapterNebraska JayceesTri Center Schools
Fontenelle ElementaryNebraska State GrangeTrumble Park Elementary Earthology Club
G. Stanley Hall Elementary SchoolNeligh-Oakdale Public SchoolsVFW AUX 3606 - Lincoln
Gethsemane Lutheran Church and SchoolNorth Platte Catholic SchoolsWal-Mart
GFWC Nebraska Women's ClubOmaha Golden K Kiwanis ClubWestside Middle School
Girl Scout Troop 302 and 303Omaha Legal ProfessionalsYutan Schools