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    Kids Helping Kids

    Aluminum Can Tab Recycling



    Dear Pine Road Families,

    The Pine Road PTA is asking everyone to participate in a rewarding and very simple project: collecting can tabs for the benefit of sick children. Can tabs can be pulled off soda cans, tennis ball cans, soup cans, etc. The can tabs get recycled and the proceeds help support the Ronald McDonald House families. These houses provide parents with a place to stay while their children are being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.  

    This year the PTA will continue to encourage a little competition. Each individual classroom is asked to collect the tabs.   Your teacher will have a container for the room.  Every few months, we will be comparing the collections from each classroom and the one with the most tabs will be the winner of a fun prize – determined by the teacher and homeroom parents as appropriate for the class’ dietary and other needs.  

    The PTA feels that this is a wonderful program that teaches children that it doesn’t take much to help another person.  It also teaches the students about being environmentally conscious and recycling whenever possible.

    Collection dates are:  January 31, 2018 & May 23, 2018

    Here are some fun pop tab facts you can share with your students:

    • 1 inch = 1 Pop Tab

    • 1 foot = 12 Pop Tabs

    • 1 meter = 40 Pop Tabs

    • 1 mile = 63,360 Pop Tabs                                  

    • 1 pound = 1,267 Pop Tabs

    • 1 ton = 2,543,000 Pop Tabs

    • Each pound of tabs earns approximately 50 cents

    • Approximately sixteen pounds of aluminum tabs will cover the fee for a one-night stay at the Ronald McDonald House.

    Here is a picture from one of last year's collections:




    Thank you for your support!'


    Pine Road PTA  pawprint  
    *You can visit www.philarmh.org for more information and ways you can help.
Last Modified on October 2, 2017