Other Ways to Help
Honorarium and Memorial Gifts
Honor gifts that recognize a personal achievement or milestone (like a birthday, wedding or anniversary) are a great way to support the House. You can also make a memorial gift to honor the memory of a loved one. A card will be sent to the person of your choice, notifying them of the gift.
RMHC Donation Boxes
Little by little, we can do a lot. A dime here. A quarter there. It might not seem like much. But when millions give, the amount those coins help children and families worldwide is truly amazing.The RMHC Donation Boxes are one of our biggest ongoing fundraisers. It’s from people like you filling the Donation Boxes with nickels, dimes and quarters. Last year alone, $27 million was collected.
Just how powerful is the small change dropped into the Donation Box? If every McDonald’s customer in the U.S. donated a penny every time they visited a McDonald’s, we could collect more than $94 million to support RMHC children and families throughout the country. A full Donation Box could let a family stay together at a Ronald McDonald House for up to 1 night while their child receives care at a nearby hospital. A full Donation Box could provide a child with a dental screening in a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Change in the Donation Boxes can give families a place to rest in a Ronald McDonald Family Room, just steps from their child’s hospital bed. Show your support when you see a Donation Box at a McDonald’s by dropping in your spare change. Spread the word and suggest to your friends and family that they do the same.
Pull Tabs and Keys
Something so simple can mean so much!
Pop Tab Collecting
Collecting pop tabs is a great way to teach kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling, as well as raise funds to help children and their families. Schools, service organizations, churches, businesses and individuals collect pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House of Tulsa. Thousands of dollars can be raised each year with the pop tab collections!
Why only the tabs?
Well, the tabs are made of different quality aluminum than the cans and may be more easily recycled. They are smaller and cleaner than collecting cans. They are also easier for us to handle when receiving large volumes. The amount of money received is determined by the weight of aluminum collected. These pop tabs can make a big impact when collected in numbers. Money received is not credited toward any medical treatment.
Some Fun Facts
1 pound of aluminum is sold for approximately 60¢ (current price)
1,267 pop tabs make 1 pound
1 inch = 1 pop tab
1 foot = 12 pop tabs
1 mile = 63,360 pop tabs
How do I participate?
Collecting pop tabs couldn’t be easier! Collect pop tabs until you fill your container, then drop them off at the Ronald McDonald House of Tulsa. Pull tabs may be delivered to the House between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.
What happens next?
After the tabs are collected, the Ronald McDonald House of Tulsa takes the pop tabs to local recycling centers, where they are weighed to determine their value. The recycling center will send the Ronald McDonald House of Tulsa a check for the total value.
To learn more about starting your own pop tab collection, contact the Ronald McDonald House of Tulsa at 918-496-2727.
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