Molino Park Students Collect Over 200,000 Pop Tabs

February 29, 2012

Molino Park Elementary School students collected tens of thousands of pop tabs — those little pull tabs off the tops of aluminum drink cans — to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

So far this year, students collected 149 pounds of the pop tabs that have been delivered to the Ronald McDonald House. The money from recycling the tabs are used by the facility to help pay their water bill.

According to the Ronald McDonald House, there are 1,430 tabs per pound — meaning Molino Park’s 149 pound donation would contain an estimated 213,000 tabs. Placed end to end, they would stretch nearly 3.5 miles.

Rachel Veneble’s first grade class collected the most pop tabs — 21 pounds.


6 Responses to “Molino Park Students Collect Over 200,000 Pop Tabs”

  1. chichi on February 29th, 2012 3:30 pm

    great job how a bout trying for 10 miles maybe a world record

  2. Great Job MPE on February 29th, 2012 11:52 am

    great job to all the parents, teachers, and students that participated. Ronald McDonald house does not accept the entire can they only take the pop tabs and it is easy to send the tabs in a zip loc bag with the children. We appreciate all the wonderful help. Ronald McDonald house is a blessing for many parents that are in limbo with their precious children and are from out of town or maybe in ICU and just live to far to get back in a decent amount of time.

  3. Greg on February 29th, 2012 9:09 am

    Where are all the cans……they’re worth more than the tops alone. Great job and determination but ………..

  4. JM on February 29th, 2012 8:08 am

    No matter what they pay with it, the Ronald McDonald House is a worth while
    charity, and I would like to thank the Molino Park School children and their
    teachers who thought this campaign up and taught these young children
    how good it feels to help others.

  5. Sorry Mrs Jackson on February 29th, 2012 8:01 am

    Woot! Go Mrs. Venable’s Class ;) *wink*

  6. me on February 29th, 2012 7:22 am

    I thought it helped pay for additions to the Ronald McDonald house….how can I donate them to help kids get cancer treatments? Does anyone know what is the largest number of tabs ever donated?

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