Seven first graders holding bags of pop tabs at school.

Battle of the POP TABS is beginning again!

Battle of the Tabs

Every year, the collection of pop tabs helps us raise money to keep our House running cool, calm and cozily for our families. Volunteers from all over collect tens of thousands of aluminum pop tabs and deliver them to the House. We then recycle and convert the aluminum to cash. The money collected from recycled pop tabs helps maintain daily household operations. For example, we purchase laundry detergent, pantry items, toothpaste and other common household products with the money donated.

What are pop tabs collected in? Anything! We do have “Pop Tab Houses” you can pick up to store your pop tabs but people often collect their tabs in whatever they feel. We’ve had giant trash bags filled up to small Ziploc baggies. It does not matter how big or small your donation is. We encourage and take them all to make up our budget. Every little bit counts!

Our Battle of the Tabs is a fun and easy way for students and schools within the surrounding DFW area to begin learning and building a relationship with the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth.

Many students are unaware of what the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth provides for families. By simply being involved in the Battle of the Tabs, the schools have introduced their students to our mission of supporting families during their children’s serious medical emergencies. One teacher even said, “This competition is great for our youth, because they have become aware of what the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth provides for kids just like them.”

In the 2016 – 2017 school year we had over 13 schools participate in our 3rd Annual Battle of the Tabs. It was a tight race until the end. Schools were donating 55 pounds to 175 pounds; however, Springtown Elementary received first place recognition with collecting a record breaking 186 lbs.

Are you interested in being apart of the 4th Annual Battle of the Tabs? Click here to access more information about the 2017 – 2018 school year competition or contact Madison.buckner@rmhfw.org for registration information.