For many years now, Shelley and Mark Stevenson have collected pop-tabs for the Ronald McDonald House on behalf of FUMC Allen. Mark and Shelley have promoted this personal mission throughout their mission field by sharing this ministry within the church through Sunday school classes, children’s church, and Vacation Bible School. They have gone outside the church into their circles of influence, gathering millions of pop tabs along the way.
On August 6 alone, Mark and Shelley deposited 13 containers of pop-top tabs at the Ronald McDonald House in Dallas.
Sadly, Shelley & Mark are moving away from Texas at the end of August. “It would be disappointing if this ministry died with our departure,” said Mark.
Fortunately, church member Linda Shepherd has agreed to take the lead on this ministry to keep it going on behalf of FUMC Allen.
Collecting pop tabs are a great way for children, schools, and other large groups to get involved in fundraising for the House. You can help support the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas by collecting the little tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans.
The funds generated from recycling these aluminum gems help offset the House’s expenses. Collecting tabs can be an easy and fun project. Tabs can be dropped off in the bin outside the House any day.
Many groups such as schools, corporations, clubs and communities participate in this program; it’s a simple way to make a big difference. Collecting pop tabs is a great program that benefits the Ronald McDonald House families and is easy to organize.
Why do you only collect the tabs from cans? Although the whole aluminum can is valuable, the tab is cleaner and smaller, making it easier to collect in large quantities than whole cans. The tab of a standard soda can is made of high quality, high-grade aluminum.
It’s the sweetest way to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities. It takes approximately 1,128 pop tabs to equal one pound. We typically receive between $0.40 to $0.50 per pound of pop tabs.
One thing Mark wants us to know is that the pop tabs he’s collected are not limited to canned drinks. Pop tabs can be saved from soup cans, vegetable cans, and more. All are acceptable.
Mark Stevenson has offered to answer any of your questions about the pop tab ministry. He can be reached at 214.668.1529.
You can also learn more at the Ronald McDonald House website.
Stay tuned for more information as Linda takes over the reins of this vital program. And in the meantime, grab a one gallon milk jug or other plastic container and start collecting those pop tabs.