The Canyon Lake Lioness Club donated 268,277 pull-tabs to the Inland Empire Ronald McDonald in support of its annual Recycle Day. The pull-tabs equate to 172 pounds.
The contribution will provide money for Inland Valley Ronald McDonald House in Loma Linda to help pay for the upkeep of the house as well as defraying the cost for families staying there while their children receive treatment at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital.
The Lioness Club thanks all those who donated to its collection, including Gigi and Erica Sacks who donated 93,000 pull-tabs and Canyon Lake Middle School students who donated 92,217 pull-tabs.
The Lioness Club is already collecting for next year’s “Million Tab Day” and are asking residents to start saving their pull-tabs now. Aluminum pull-tabs can be popped off of soda, beer, soup and other food cans. The pull-tabs can be given to any Lion or Lioness in Canyon Lake.
The Ronald McDonald House program began in 1974 based on a simple idea: Provide a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Since that time, more than 10 million families around the world have benefited from the comfort provided by a Ronald McDonald House.