Pop Tab Pandemonium 2012 – 10,000 Pound Goal Reached!

Every year, we support the Ronald McDonald House through their Pop-Tab Pandemonium event.  It was this past Saturday, May 12th. We took a bunch of old keys and collected pop tabs to donate!  We followed up with Allen at the Ronald McDonald House and they collected 10.5 tons of pop tabs!  It is amazing to see huge cardboard bins full of pop tabs from beverage and soup cans!

Pop-Tab Pandemonium is an opportunity for groups and individuals across the metro area to visit the Ronald McDonald House and drop off pop-tabs.  An important source of funding for the Ronald McDonald house is the collection of pop can tabs and brass keys.  The pop can tabs have a high percentage of aluminum and are worth more as scrap than the rest of an aluminum can.  The brass keys are valuable as well for scrap.  Ronald McDonald house works with a local scrap metal company to convert the tabs and keys to cash to support their programs and services.

The mission of the Ronald McDonald House is to reduce the burden of childhood illness on children and their families by providing a “home away from home” for families traveling to Kansas City for their child’s medical care. On any given night, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City serves 67 families. Annually, their Houses and Family Room provide lodging to nearly 6,000 families as well as open our doors to support over 41,000 visits from family and friends of in-patients at Children’s Mercy Hospital.  It takes a lot of money to make this happen.


Activities included:

  • Ronald McDonald
  • House tours
  • Refreshments & Lunch
  • KCMO Fire Truck
  • KCMO Police SWAT Team
  • Face painting
  • Magician, Jugglers & Animal Balloons