Students Raise Money for Ronald McDonald House

Students Raise Money for Ronald McDonald House

Students at Eastside Elementary School in Harrison County are collection pop tabs from aluminum cans to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati.
In Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Wilson's classes at Eastside Elementary School in Harrison County, the students are learning and helping at the same time.

The class is collecting pop tabs from aluminum cans to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati.  The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families who have loved ones facing a long-term stay in the hospital.

The pop tab collection idea came when Mrs. Phillips' son had a bone marrow transplant.  All of the students showed great concern for Mrs. Phillips and her baby when she was gone from class.  They wanted to help her and her family in some way.

It turned out that most of the kids in the class had stayed at the Ronald McDonald or had a family member who had in the past.

The students are very motivated to raise a lot of money, but they also have incentives.  While practicing skip counting, every time the class fills a container with pop tabs, the next container gets a little larger and the class get to have a pop party as a reward.

The students also get to learn the importance of recycling.  The class goal is to collect 30,000 pop tabs, which is about 24-pounds.  They are well on their way.

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