I Found a New Way to Recycle for Charity!

@kareng (7986)
United States
April 23, 2008 10:19pm CST
After my nephew was diagnosed with cancer and a trip to St. Judes, my sister in law asked me to start saving pop soda can pop tops for St. Judes. I did a website search to find more information and found that this was a hoax. Not wanting to give up on the idea, I continued to search and found www.pulltabsforcharity.org I confirmed that this organization was legitimate and all proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House (50%) and the National Cancer Institute (50%). The lady that started Pull Tabs for Charity lost a daughter to cancer and started this organization in her daughter's memory. Montgomery Scrap Corporation pays the highest amount for the tabs and makes no profit off the transaction. How can you help? Save your pull tabs from soda cans, tuna cans, pet food cans, or any other cans with the pop top. Mail your tabs to: Pull Tabs for Charity, Inc., P.O. Box 341345, Bethesda, Maryland 20827 USA This is an easy way to help others and for a very good cause!
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• United States
25 Apr 08
The Shrines also use the tabs to help cover the cost of transporting kids to the hospitals, It is a very worthwhile organization and it is purely non profit. To find out more about it just look for any Masonic hall and ask the masons there.
• United States
25 Apr 08
I forgot to tell you that the Shrimpers own 22 hospitals in North America, One of them is in Mexico and one in Canada. They do not use government money or insurance money (unless they wish to donate) and the parents are not asked to pay the bills. If a kid needs a really expensive treatment he/she will get it if that is what is needed instead of looking at what it cost.
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• United States
25 Apr 08
The Shriners do not depend on money for the government or the insurance companies but rather will raise the money themselves. They have 22 hospitals in North America, including one in Mexico and one in Canada. They are run for the benefits of kids in need and the parents do not have to pay for the treatments. If you wish to fine out more about them just find any masonic lodge and ask, you will find out much more about them.
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I'm familiar with this group. They have a Children's Hospital in New Orleans, LA.
@tessah (6650)
• United States
24 Apr 08
i save those too.. not only does st judes take them to help with cancer treatments, but alot of other places do as well for the same, as well as dialasis, and other long term treatments for people who cannot afford them. i hand them over to my brother after collecting them all year long because his church has something set up to distribute them all over the place.
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
24 Apr 08
That's great tessah! I wish I could find some valid info on St. Judes but all I'm finding on the net about pop tops and St. Judes is a hoax.
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@tessah (6650)
• United States
24 Apr 08
skip the net and check yer yellow pages for the local places. if the ones you call dont have the program, they might be able to point you in the direction of places that do luck to you !
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I'm happy with the program I found. The lady that started it is wonderful. I made a new friend in the process. I've talked to her on the phone several times now and I'm enjoying helping out for a good cause!
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@luvstochat (6917)
• United States
25 Apr 08
One of our local banks does that fundraiser every year for the Ronalds McDonalad house. I didn't realize the cancer society got 50% too that is wonderful! The bank sets out a jar and you jsust take in your tabs and put them in the jar I thought it was just pop cans didn't realize it was the tabs off of everything thanks for the information!
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I didn't realize it at first either but verified it on the Pulltabsforcharity.com website Thanks for saving tabs!
• United States
24 Apr 08
Oh this is great. I am going to start doing this right away. Thanks for the info.
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Your quite welcome! I was the first to inquire about the program in our state. I hope we get a great response!
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• United States
25 Apr 08
The nursing home were I used to work does that. Everyone throws there pull tabs into this big long vase like container and when it is full one of the heads takes care of sending it where it needs to go. That is a good way to help out charity and it doesn't take any effort to pull the tab on a can of pop.
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Glad to see others are pitching in!