Ronald McDonald House Pop Tabs

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Ronald McDonald House

(Mr. Graydon's 7th grade classes use this program as their commitment to community service.)

Ronald McDonald Houses serve as a home away from home for the families of sick children who are receiving care in nearby hospitals. Every night, Ronald McDonald Houses around the world provide more than 6,000 bedrooms so these families can stay close to their children while they undergo treatment.

Since the first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia in 1974, generous donations from partners have helped provide comfort to millions of families around the world.

Continue your support for Ronald McDonald Houses Charities! Many Ronald McDonald Houses work with local recycling centers to receive money for aluminum can soda-pop tabs. Visit for more information.

On behalf of the millions of children and families helped by Ronald McDonald House Charities, "thank you" for your support.

Pop Tabs Fun Facts

The Ronald McDonald House Pop Tab Collection Program was established in 1987 by the Minneapolis/St.Paul Ronald McDonald House community

To date, over 400 million pop tabs have been collected, generating over $300,000.

The ring-pull can known today was invented in 1962.

The pop tab was invented by Mr. Ermal Fraze in Kettering, Ohio.

Kettering's Fraze Pavilion, a popular amphitheater in Dayton, Ohio, is named after the pop tab inventor.

Sponsor: Mr. Lewis Graydon