Pull-tabs can be dropped off at Creston Valley Advance to support Ronald McDonald House.

Pull-tabs can be dropped off at Creston Valley Advance to support Ronald McDonald House.

Creston Valley Advance a dropoff for pull-tabs supporting Ronald McDonald House

Creston Valley volunteer collecting pull-tabs to raise funds for Southern Alberta Ronald McDonald House...

The value provided by Ronald McDonald House to local families whose children have need cancer treatment in Calgary is undeniable.

Now, local residents are spearheading a drive to collect pull-tabs from beverage cans and food tins. The tabs will be donated for recycling by Westcan Recyclers Ltd, which in turn pays money to Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta.

“Removing the tabs doesn’t reduce what people get for their cans from the recycling depots, but it adds enormously to the ability for this important facility to offer services to families in Alberta and B.C.,” said a quiet volunteer who has arranged for the Creston Valley Advance to be a collection point for the tabs.

“Most of us know, directly or indirectly, of a local family that has stayed at Ronald McDonald House while their kids underwent cancer treatments,” she said. “This is small and easy way that we can show our support.”

Why pull-tabs?

“The tabs from your pop and other cans are a clean source of aluminum that take up less space and are easier to store than an entire can,” says the charity’s website. “You may still recycle the entire aluminum can after you’ve saved the pull-tab for the house.

“The dollars raised from the recycling of your donations of tabs are used for operations and supplies for Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern Alberta.

“These small pieces of aluminum are a way for you to help provide a home away from home for families while their children are receiving medical treatment at area hospitals.”

Aluminum tabs from pop, beer and juice cans, fish and meat tins, soups, and pet food tins can be dropped of at the Creston Valley Advance at 1018 Canyon St. on weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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