Why are the GHHS Key Club’s students of service collecting plastic bread tabs? And what about those pop tabs?
· In South Africa, the for-profit businesses are required to donate a percentage of their profits to charity. A wheelchair company takes the bread tabs, recycles them for the plastic parts and pieces of a wheelchair, adds its charitable donation…and a special needs child gets a wheelchair. In South Africa, if a child is not mobile, the child gets no formal education. This past summer, we delivered a suitcase full of tabs, good for one wheelchair. It’s easy! We all throw plastic bread tabs away without thinking. Instead, please save them for the high school Key Club.
· And yes, we still save pop tabs. Ronald McDonald House cashes them in to provide necessities for families staying there who have children in Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital for extended periods of time. For example, a Central American family had been staying at RMcD House during the winter while their child received treatment. However, the family had no warm outer wear, having come from a warmer climate. The money from the pop tabs bought them coats, hats, and gloves.
Please consider saving your throwaways! It’s a simple effort, but it gleans results that make a huge difference in a life. And please spread the word. Feel free to use the attached flier regarding the bread tabs.