Pop Tabs

Pop tabs may be small in size, but they have a big impact. Your aluminum can tab donations help light the way for families at our House.

Thanks to schools, businesses, community organizations, and families like yours, we recycled approximately 35 million pop tabs last year, and the money from those donations helps pay for our electric bill each month.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I take my tabs?
Saving pop tabs is easy. Simply remove the tab off your can, save them in a disposable container, and when you have a large amount, drop them off at our House, at 620 S. 38th Ave. Please make sure you mark your tab container with the name of your group if you are part of the Thanks A Million club.

Why pop tabs and not the entire can?
Because pop tabs are smaller and easier to store. The tabs are also paint free and pure aluminum, which increases their value and profit when recycled. So pull your tabs for Ronald McDonald House, but be sure to recycle the cans.

Here are some fun facts about tabs:

  • One pound of tabs is about 1,500 tabs.
  • Each tab measures about 1 inch, so there are 12 tabs in one foot.
  • It would take 63,360 tabs, placed ed to end, to reach a mile.
  • One million tabs end to end would stretch 15.78 miles.


In 2000, RMHC in Omaha started the Thanks a Million Club as a way to encourage organizations, businesses, and schools to collect tabs for the House. Those who reach the 1 million mark are welcomed as members of the club, receive a certificate and recognition on social media. Many organizations decide to continue collecting tabs and try for 2 million and beyond. When they reach milestones, they receive another certificate. To join, bring your pop tabs to Ronald McDonald House and fill out a Thanks a Million form for each container of tabs you bring.

Questions, please call (402) 346-9377 or email.

Thanks a Million Club Members:
13 Million:
GFWC Bennington Woman’s Club
12 Million:
American Legion Auxiliary Department of Nebraska Arbor Park Intermediate School, Blair, NE
10 Million:
In Memory of Abbey Rotert
9 Million:
American Legion Auxiliary #240
8 Million:
Ameritas Charitable Foundation
7 Million:
Gage County 4-H Council
6 Million:
Jake Limley
5 Million:
Shenandoah Middle School
4 Million:
Fullerton Magnet St. Thomas More Catholic School Norris Elementary
Rumsey Station Elementary West Point Elementary School Edison Elementary School
Fairview Elementary Gibbon Elementary School
3 Million:
Richardson County Courthouse LaDonna Clary Clarinda Middle School
Underwood Elementary St. Gerald Catholic Church REAC South Omaha Eagles 154
Anonymous Catlin Elementary Nebraska 4-H Youth Council
Council Bluffs Zone LWML St. Leo School Shelby-Rising City First Grade
South Omaha Eagles
2 Million:
St. Mary’s Religious Education AMVETS Post #20 In Memory of Dylan Tolen
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Riverside Middle School Montclair Elementary Activity Fund
Mead Elementary Justina Roth Willa Cather Elementary
Dundee Elementary School Logan Fontenelle Middle School Bruning Women’s Club
Kearney Golden K Kiwanis Club La Vista West Elementary Southwest High School
Mary Our Queen School Elementary Otoe County 4-H Council Jeffrey Elementary
Nebraska Good Sams United Lutheran Church Kiewit Middle School
Emily and Josh Mozer Longfellow Elementary International Order of Job’s Daughters
St. James Lutheran Church Cass County 4-H Logan-Magnolia School
Saddlebrook Elementary- In Honor of Cathy Olsen
One Million:
Ackerman Elementary Girl Scout Troop 45483 Omaha Public Library
Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School Girl Scouts of St. Vincent de Paul Parkview Heights Elementary School
Alpha Delta Pi – Alpha Epsilon Chapter Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Patrick and Tammy Campbell
American Business Women’s Association Grace Abbott Elementary Picotte Elementary
American Legion Children and Youth Program HDR, Inc. Pierce Elementary School
American Legion Post 1 Hickory Hill Elementary Qwest West Pioneers
American Legion Post 373 Hillside Elementary Region V Service in Wahoo
Andersen Middle School Holy Cross School Residents of North Platte and Surrounding Communities
Ashland-Greenwood School Humphrey Public Schools Residents of Plainview
Audrey and Trevor Job Immanuel Independent Living Courtyard Robert Lee
Bailey Breaux Indian Hill Elementary Rockwell Elementary
Bellevue Central Elementary International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Elkhorn #38 Ruth Rawson
Benson Neighborhood Association Irving Middle School
Benson West Elementary J. Sterling Morton Elementary Sandoz Elementary
Betz Elementary (2nd grade) Jenny Erpelding Sarah and Tony Campa
Boone Central Schools Karen Western Elementary Sarpy County Area Kiwanis
Bryan Elementary Kenneth and Sarah Taylor Scott Middle School
Burt County 4-H Ladies Auxiliary Post 2503 Seward 4-H Jr. Leaders
Carroll Community School District Lakeview High School Student Council Southern Valley Elementary (In memory of Jacob Gustafson)
Chris Korte Lincoln Federal Savings Bank Spring Lake Magnet
Court Little Flower #988 Maureen Halstead St. John’s Lutheran Church
Cozad Elementary School Maverick Productions St. John’s School Builders Club
Crete Intermediate School Missouri Valley Elementary St. Leo Catholic Church
Deer Park Neighborhood Assn Monroe Middle School St. Patrick School
Dennis and Sandie Vodicka Montgomery Co 4-H St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
Dundy County Stratton High School Morley Elementary Stapleton Tab Collection
Electric Fixture & Supply Morton Magnet Middle School Sunrise Middle School
Elks Lodge #39 National Research The Brtek Family
Ezra Millard Elementary Nebraska Association of Student Councils Titan Hill Intermediate School
FCCLA Nebraska Chapter Nebraska Jaycees Tri Center Schools
Fontenelle Elementary Nebraska State Grange Trumble Park Elementary Earthology Club
G. Stanley Hall Elementary School Neligh-Oakdale Public Schools VFW AUX 3606 – Lincoln
Gethsemane Lutheran Church and School North Platte Catholic Schools Wal-Mart
GFWC Nebraska Women’s Club Omaha Golden K Kiwanis Club Westside Middle School
Girl Scout Troop 302 and 303 Omaha Legal Professionals Yutan Schools
Aktion Club of Lincoln Brian Kelly

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