The Friends of Rachel (FOR) Club at Robert J. Kaiser Middle School is collecting aluminum pull tabs as a fundraiser to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley. Pull tabs are typically found on canned food and drinks, such as soda, pet food, and canned fruits and vegetables. All collected tabs can be dropped off in room 114 at RJK or in the container located on the stage in the RJK cafeteria.
About the pull tab fundraiser and Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley:
The Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley provides families with critically ill and traumatically injured children an atmosphere of comfort, hope and courage, keeping them close to the care and resources they need. The House has 12 bedrooms that are filled to capacity almost every night. We also provide meals, laundry and respite services for our families during their stay. Located on the campus of the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, the House is just steps away from the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Since it opened in 2011, more than 1,800 families have called our House their Home.
The pull tab recycling program is one of the ways we generate funds to help underwrite the cost of a night’s stay. By collecting pull tabs you can help support families experiencing a difficult time in their lives.
Volunteers collect the pull tabs from aluminum cans and we bring them to a local recycling center where they are exchanged for money at the current market value per pound of aluminum. (Approximately 1,267 tabs are in a pound depending on the size, shape, and metal content.)
Collecting aluminum tabs is a fun and easy way to get involved with the House. Clubs that are committed to charity work can see how their efforts directly affect our families.