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NAHS Collects Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
Little things can make a big difference and the National Art Honor Society strives to make a difference both at Piedmont and in the community. The NAHS is living out their mission of community service by collecting can tabs to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Foundation. They have already collected 20,000 tabs and have a goal to collect 50,000. The little tabs you pull to open soda, soup, or other aluminum cans can make a big difference in helping offset the expenses of a Ronald McDonald House.
The can tabs are recycled for money, which helps the Ronald McDonald Foundation cover the cost of families staying at its many Ronald McDonald Houses. Ten dollars covers the cost of a family staying for one night, therefore, the tabs that Piedmont has already collected could provide a family to stay for approximately two months. The goal of 50,000 is the equivalent to approximately $1,600.00 dollars! When asked about the movitation for this service learning opportunity, Junior Kaila LaPrade stated, “I think this project is an easy way to raise funds without putting a financial burden on anybody.”
The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte is one of more than 300 Houses operating worldwide today. The common purpose of all Ronald McDonald Houses is to offer hope, support, and love to families struggling with children’s illness. In addition to houses in the United States, Houses can also be found in 52 countries andd regions globally. By staying at a Ronald McDonald House, parents can better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans. In addition to providing a place to stay, the Ronald McDonald House provides health and wellness programs, connection to ministry and spiritual support, educational support for school-age children, transportation, sibling activities, holiday and birthday recognition, parent interaction and sharing, nightly family meals, and weekly family-friendly activities.
To learn more about the tab connection program or to start a collection program, visit their website at http://legacy.rmhc.org/how-you-can-help/pop-tab-collections/. The tab collection drive at Piedmont will run through April 30, and students are encouraged to save their tabs and bring them to Mrs. Price's room J5.
Written by: Donna Helms, Web Editor
Posted: Feb 26, 2014 by Donna Helms