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#111649 Aug 16th, 2007 at 01:01 PM
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Hi everyone...

While Maddie was in the hospital, we stayed at the Ronald McDonald house quite a bit. It is a great charity that McDonald's started near hospitals that have pediatric oncology departments. The house charged $15 a night and had 20 rooms, a large kitchen with 4 work stations (ovens, refrigerators, sinks.....one that was wheel chair accessible!), a large dining room, computer room, living room, sun porch, play room, outdoor playground, TV room, and a really nice sitting room. They also have a laundry room that is free for the "residents" to use. The house mainly runs on donations from different organizations. Coca-cola donates all of the soda and water that is put into the soda machine there at the house. The house charges a quarter for the sodas and uses the money that comes in to run the house. They also collect the tabs from the soda cans. The alloy in the tabs is more valuable than the cans when it comes to recycling, so the tabs that are collected get weighed and then the recycling center writes the house a check.

We get alot of soda and beer in cans and are saving the tabs so that we can help the house with their costs. I'm wondering if any of you go through alot of cans and would be willing to save tabs and send them to me so that we can give more to the Ronald McDonald house? If your interested in helping, simply PM me and I'll give you our address so you can send the tabs.

I know how much we appreciated the "Ronny House" being there....and other families with kids in the hospital appreciate that house being there as well. As a thank you, we want to do all we can to help the house out.


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You can pm me your address.


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PM me your address and I will start saving them.

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i will too, i 'll pm you also!! thumbup


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I sent you a pm as well.


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I have a post it note in the kitchen with a tab taped to it to remind BF. He's doing good so far. He's a beer in a can drinker. Wine doesnt have those pop top thingys.


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We don't drink pop here.


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my friend drinks Iced tea out of a can. Iced tea, fruit punch, beer. Doesnt have to be just pop. grin


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Originally Posted by Triss
Well they had a great sale on Coke today... Dan drinks it... buy 2 cases, get 3 free... all of those tabs will go into the jar. thumbup


wow, what store is this??? i need to stock up!


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I'll send you some that I could't get to school on time, I'll keep collecting


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Did you pack them up yet? why

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Originally Posted by afgreyparrot
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Did you pack them up yet? why

Yeah...did you mail them yet? neenee
Yes'm! today... thumbup

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[color:#CC0000] [b] Jenn--I have a gallon bag full of tabs. if you are still in need I will gladly send them to you--Just let me know--[/color][/b]

FYI: My SIL's were so very cute Christmas Eve & Day--

one would take the tabs off of peoples cans & then hand them to the other who in turn would put them in his pocket to keep. then they would check on each other to make sure they were not lost--- I got quite a few tabs for you over those 2 days alone.

DH is quite good about keeping them as well
(I have a small container I keep on the counter so he can collect them for me)


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Yup, still collecting them. :) Sorry I didn't see this post. We've been very busy and I haven't been online much.


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NP sweetheart---I hope you are feeling well--take care-----


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You might want to talk to the firehouse closest to where you live. They go through a LOT of can drinks there and are usually most helpful about things like this. When the daughter of one of our firefighter's friends needed them, the entire department got involved!

Also talk to your local girl scout troop/boy scout troop. It counts towards community service for them.

Just a couple of ideas in case you didn't think about those sources!

Good luck and I hope things go well!

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Thanks very much, Annette. :) I hadn't thought about the fire company. They are just down the street from us, although it is a volunteer department and I am unsure that there is someone there all the time. I will ask MIL about it...she will know. :)


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jenn, if there isn't someone there all the time, i can assure you they have a "normal" meeting time. matthew has joined ours and his meetings are on tues. at 7pm. i bet they have something similar.

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My grandpa who now lives in Springfield,Mass. had gallons of them. He went to the recycling center & got $50 for them.


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You can call the county offices and find out when they meet. They all have some kind of regular training meeting. My husband's been with the fire dept. here for about 20 years, and he's got to go to the training meetings every week.

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Are you still looking for these?? We're not pop drinkers, but my Uncle & Aunt are & already save the tabs. I'll let them know. I'll check w/my neighbors too. What a great fundraiser!

PM me w/your address please.

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Jenn: I STILL have a lot of tabs put back for you.---if you still want them please Pm me your new address I will get them in the mail ASAP.


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