PEP donates 199 lbs of can tabs to Springfield Ronald McDonald House
199 lbs of can tabs
For the past several years, PEP has collected and donated can tabs to Ronald McDonald House, where the organization’s staff redeem the aluminum tabs for cash. The price for aluminum on the market varies, so the staff redeems the can tabs as needed.
The latest can tab drive began last January and the tabs were collected and donated by students, family, friends, and teachers within the Franklin County Technical School community and its sending school districts.
Charles Choleva, Pre-Employment Program instructor, cited some impressive facts when breaking down just what it means to collect 199 pounds of can tabs. "That's roughly 224,472 can tabs! WOW!"
Over the last 5 years PEP has collected and donated:
2023 - 199 lbs (224,000 tabs)
2022 - 208 lbs (234,000 tabs)
2021 - 94 lbs (106,000 tabs)
2020 - 275 lbs (330,000 tab)
2019 - 295 lbs(354,000 tabs)
1,048 lbs - 1,182,000 Can Tabs!!
Thank you to EVERYONE who has donated tabs over the past year! We have already started collecting for next year! The PEP Team.
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