The Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families of children with illnesses or injuries receiving medical treatment at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital and other nearby medical facilities. LLRMH Fact Sheet
Collect the pull tabs from the top of your aluminum cans and take them to the school library.
They are delivered to the House at the end of each school year to be recycled as a fundraiser.
Pat & Maxine Wright with grandaughter Rylee
and Mrs. Brown
A special thank you to our new friends from the community, the Wright Family,
as well as Gene and Doreen Recupero who continue to support us by donating tabs again this year!
The Ronald McDonald House program began in 1974 based on a simple idea: Provide
a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children
receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Since that time, more than 10 million
families around the world have benefited from the comfort provided by a Ronald
Many Ronald McDonald Houses work with local recycling centers to receive money
for collecting tabs from aluminum cans - including those from soda cans,
vegetable and soup cans, and pet food cans.
As a service project, the students of Ramona Junior High School save pull
tabs for the Loma Linda
Ronald McDonald House. Collected tabs may be turned in to
our school library.
Pop Tab Fun Facts
- The Ronald McDonald House
Pull-Tab Collection Program was established in 1987 by the
Minneapolis/St. Paul Ronald McDonald House community.
- To date, more than 400 million
pull tabs have been collected, generating more than $4 million.
- The ring-pull can was invented
- The pull tab was invented by
Ermal Fraze in Kettering,
- Kettering's Fraze Pavilion, a popular
amphitheater in Dayton,
Ohio, is named after the
pop tab inventor.
- At the 2006 Collect-A-Million
Day, hundreds of dedicated collectors delivered 20 million pull-tabs and
raised $10,000 for the House.
Pop Tab Measurement Equivalents
1 inch = 1 pop tab
1 foot = 12 pop tabs
1 meter = 40 pop tabs
1 lb = 1,267 pop tabs
1 km = 40,000 pop tabs
1 mile = 63,360 pop tabs