the third year in a row, the Bucyrus Middle School Student Council held
their pop tab drive to benefit the Ronald McDonald House as their
community service project. There are several organizations that accept
the tabs, but after a fellow student was in the hospital for several
weeks, the Student Council was unanimous in selecting the Ronald
Students began collecting pop tabs from April 13 to April 24 to raise
money for Ronald McDonald House Charities. The students were able to
collect just over 53 pounds of pop tabs this year. The 6th grade came
together and raised the most by collecting 24 pounds of tabs. The 8th
grade was a close second with 23 pounds.
"It may not sound like much, but it takes approximately 1,000 tabs to
equal one pound," Middle School Student Council Advisor Erika Orians
said. "With that in mind, we collected over 53,000 pop tabs to help the
Ronald McDonald House."
The students chose to collect the pop tabs because it is more
efficient than collecting cans. The tabs are pure aluminum, easy to
store and cleaner than cans.
"Many children in our community have benefited from the Ronald
McDonald House, so it is a great feeling to know that our donations will
continue to help families," Orians said. "I have been, and will
continue, weighing the amount for each grade level and award Spirit
Points for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place."
There are several ways community members can help the Middle School
Student Council. First, send pop tabs with a Bucyrus Secondary student.
Second, take pop tabs to a scrap metal business, ask for a check, and
then mail it to RMH of Central Ohio, 711 E. Livingston Avenue, Columbus,
Ohio 43205 USA. The final way, and possibly the easiest, to support the
Ronald McDonald House Charities is to drop spare change in the RMHC
Donation Boxes at participating McDonald’s restaurants. The Middle
School Student Council hosts this fundraiser every spring so start
collecting those tabs for next year!
For more information about this fundraiser, contact Orians at 419-562-7721 or email email@example.com.