by Rosemary A. Occhino, Board of Education
Once again, the students in the Fulton City School District collected pop-tabs for the Ronald McDonald House throughout the school year.
Each of the elementary schools contributed pounds of pop-tabs. Lanigan Elementary collected in excess of 75 pounds and was the winner for this year.
As a thank you, Ronald supplied me with 35 color photos that were autographed by him. Each teacher received a picture for his/her classroom. The gifts were presented at a recent Lift-Off Ceremony held in June.
Over our two-year competition, the school district collected over one million tabs, weighing over 1,000 pounds and giving Ronald McDonald Charities over $600 to assist families with life threatening illnesses by providing housing and food, while their child is hospitalized.
According to the math, 1,276 pop-tabs equal one pound and for each pound they gain 60 cents. It takes many, many tabs to donate over $600.
Congratulations everyone…both students and families, for a job well done!
Please continue to collect pop-tabs from beverage, soup, and pet food cans. We will collect again during the school year 2013-2014.