The students of Drumheller Valley Secondary School are challenging other schools and the community again this year for them to collect pop can tabs.
Starting on February 11, 2019, DVSS and the other schools in the area challenged the community to collect pop can tabs. All of the tabs that are collected will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. This challenge is all of the schools versus the community to see who collects the most! Once the collection is over on May 4th, McHappy Day, all of the tabs will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House.
Last year the community collected 134.7lbs of pop can tabs. Not only are they collecting tabs to donate, but they will also be having a coffee sale and all of the proceeds from that will be going to Ronald McDonald House as well.
"It started last year but in years past I have been collecting pop tabs and trying to find organizations to send them in to. Last year we found out that we could send them into the Ronald McDonald House and they would use them to either pay for medical equipment or even use them to make medical equipment," explained Cassia Teske, a student at Drumheller Valley Secondary School.
Many people in our community have either had to use the Ronald McDonald House at some point or know of someone who has.
"It is really expensive for families to stay at the Ronald McDonald House and this will help for some of that cost," Emily Albright concluded. Emily is also a student at DVSS.
Both of the students believed that this was something that was very important to donate to. If you would like to get involved in this, contact the Drumheller Valley Secondary School office.