Middle School Student Council collects pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Middle School Student Council collects pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House
Posted on 05/08/2015

For 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 McDonald House.

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 eorians@bucyrusschools.org.