Pop Tab Parties cap school contest

Students look on as their pop tabs are weighed for Pop Tab Pandemonium. What a great way to end spring! We are so happy to share the great turnout and results from our Pop Tab Parties this year. Everyone was welcome to drop off their collected tabs, including the schools participating in Pop Tab Pandemonium.

[See more pictures from the Pop Tab Parties on Flickr.]

We traveled to Decatur, Pelham, Montgomery, Tuscumbia and Fultondale for our parties and had a wonderful turnout. Twenty-five of our 34 schools were able to stop by their local McDonald’s to drop off tabs and some schools made the experience into a field trip and more than 100 students and teachers were able to

Bear Exploration Center at the Montgomery Pop Tab Party.

enjoy lunch.

It was so wonderful to meet new friends in the community and hear the stories of how they started collecting pop tabs. We met several teachers and community members who have personally stayed at our Ronald McDonald House and it is so moving that their community is giving back to help more families!


RMHCA would like to thank our McDonald’s owner-operators and crews for their wonderful hospitality. We also extend our thanks to the recyclers who hauled away the tabs: Brothers Recycling, A&S Metals, Inc., Capital Recycling and SA Recycling. Like so many things we do, it takes the whole community to be successful!

We’ve tallied all the numbers! After collecting 4,010 pounds in the 2017-2018 Pop Tab Pandemonium school contest, here are the winners:

Holy Cross Episcopal (Montgomery)
2.33 lbs. per student
Holy Cross Episcopal School teacher and pop tab coordinator Marcia Bazzell.
Snow Rogers Elementary (Gardendale)
1.06 lbs. per student
Snow Rogers Elementary students show off their PTP certificate.
Alexandria Middle (Alexandria)
0.28 lbs. per student
Alexandria Middle School teacher Allison Clay.
Colbert County High (Leighton)
1.01 lbs. per student
Colbert County High School students with McDonald's Owner/Operator Debbie Martin.


Congratulations on all the hard work! We are so impressed by each student we met and their passion for finding pop tabs to donate.

We plan to hold more Pop Tab Parties in 2019 so keep collecting! Check back to our website and social media for details in the coming months for details. If you want to get your school involved in Pop Tab Pandemonium, check back to our contest page in September for registration.