For the past two years the Zone Youth Center has been saving their pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. If you would like to help support this important project, please remove tabs from soda or soup cans and drop them off at the Zone Community Center on Friday or Saturday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m.
The Zone Community Center is a recipient of a grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities; funds received are to purchase tables, chairs and a television. Members would like to increase our giving back during these economic times. If you would like more information on this program, please call the Zone Youth & Community Center at 315-858-3200.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Ronald McDonald House community established the Ronald McDonald House Pop Tab Collection Program in 1987. To date, more than 400 million pop tabs have been collected, generating more than four million dollars.
The ring-pull can was invented in 1962. Ermal Freza in Kettering, Ohio invented the pop tab. Kettering’s Fraze Pavilion, a popular amphitheater in Dayton, Ohio, is named after the pop tab inventor.