Little things make a big difference. You can help support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida by donating the tabs you pull to open soda, soup and other aluminum cans. The funds generated from our Pop Tab Program help support our programs.

Collected pop tabs are recycled, generating much-needed funds to support the House and the nearly 1,100 families we serve each year.

Funds received from the recycling of tabs typically add up to around $10,000 annually.  All this money goes to the operating expenses of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida such as our utilities.

How do pop tabs help?

RMH takes the tabs to our local recycling center, Wise Recyclying. Every year around than $10,000 is raised from this program.

Why do you only collect the tabs from cans?

Although the whole aluminum can is valuable, the tab is cleaner and smaller, making it easier to collect in large quantities than whole cans. The tab of a standard soda can is made of high quality, high-grade aluminum. By itself, it doesn’t mean much, but when you pull together, pop-tabs add up and become a valuable donation.

Who can participate with the Pop Tab Program?

Anyone! Because pop tabs are common and easy to collect, any individual or group can participate. Many schools support this project because it provides a terrific opportunity for children to get involved and make a genuine contribution to their community.

Pop-Tab Pandemonium
Local area schools can participate in our Pop-Tab Pandemonium which is a pop-tab competition to see who can collect the most pop-tabs. Pop-Tab Pandemonium ends on Earth Day – April 22nd, 2019. Register your school today by following the link below.

How do I get started?

Start collecting! You can collect the tabs in any container, but you can stop by the House anytime for pick up pop-tab houses. Contact us and we’ll send you special labels for your container. 

Fun Facts

  • Approximately one million pull tabs = 800 pounds
  • Approximately 1,430 pull tabs = one pound
  • Approximately 63,360 pull tabs = 1 mile

The 2019 - 2020 Competition begins now

Who can enter?

All tri-state area K-12 schools are eligible to participate. (Registration is required.)

What can you win?

The winning school will receivce a pop-tab certificate to proudly display at their school.

Where can you drop off tabs?

Tabs can be turned in at our House or at your local recycling centers.

When does the contest end?

Our contest ends on EARTH DAY (Monday, April 22, 2019). The scales will be at our facility: TBA.

How do you get started?

Just start collecting! All you need are a few collection containers and a lot of enthusiasm.

Why do we collect tabs?

Aluminum tabs are recycled, and all the money earned helps ensure a "home-away-from-home" for the families staying at the RMH.

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