2 My sub staff put on the Pop Tab Wars My sub staff put on the Pop Tab Wars. It runs similarly to Penny Wars, only each floor gets their own container and they collect as many pop tabs as possible. My Assistant hall director managed a bulletin board that tracked the success of each of the floors. The winning floor gets an ice cream social. The Pop Tab Wars went for 2 weeks. Each of the sub staff member had a job: collecting the pop tabs, weighing the pop tabs, doing the graph, etc. When the program ends, a visit for hall residents to a local Ronald McDonald House is facilitated where residents volunteer some of their time. The attached bulletin board is used as a advertisement for the program. Submitted by VaNessa Thompson, Resident Mentor, Michigan State University
3 What is Ronald McDonald House? Provides a comfortable “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitalsProvides a social network of families who are going through similar situationsThe families in return can donate $5-$20 per day – if possible. If that isn’t possible, their stay is free.
4 The First Ronald McDonald House The first House opened in Philadelphia in 1974 when 3-year-old Kim Hill, the daughter of Philadelphia Eagles football player Fred Hill was being treated for leukemia at St. Christopher's Hospital For Children.
5 Ronald McDonald House Facts Since 1974, the program has helped more than 10 million familiesThere are more than 245 Ronald McDonald Houses in 26 countriesMore than 6,000 bedrooms worldwide are available for families every nightHave 30,000 volunteers who donate 1 million hours of their time each year
6 Pop Tab Collection Program The Minneapolis/St. Paul Ronald McDonald House Community established the Ronald McDonald House Pop Tab Collection program in 1987To date, the Pop Tab Collection Program has generated over $700,000
7 Why Pop Tabs?Pop tabs can help with the operating costs for the familiesPop tabs are made with a different type of aluminum and can be recycled easier than pop cansAnyone can get pop tabs! Pop tabs are found on pop and energy drink cans, vegetable & soup cans, special diet food cans … JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE!!!
8 121 S. Holmes Street Lansing, Michigan 48912 Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan… (Customize with your own information…)Address:121 S. Holmes Street Lansing, Michigan 48912Phone:Website:National Website:Have a ball makingsomeone’s day!Donate some time!Bring some friends!
9 Akers Pop Tab Wars March 19 – April 1 (Customize with your own information) Each floor will have their own jug.West side at the west desk and East side at the east deskEvery 2 days, the jugs will be weighed.The results will be on the next to 144 W. AkersWinners will be announced by April 2nd
10 You can cut these facts out 1 inch = 1 pop tab1 pound = 1,267 pop tabs1 foot = 12 pop tabs1 km = 40,000 pop tabs1 meter = 40 pop tabs1 mile = 63,360 pop tabs
11 You can cut these out 12,800 tabs = 10 pounds= $4.50