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Pull Tab Collection Challenge

August 1 - November 15

Pull Tab Man

We invite your school to participate in the 15th Annual Pull Tab Collection Challenge benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville. Each year thousands of students and from schools across middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky and northern Alabama take on the challenge of collecting the most aluminum tabs from cans that can be recycled with all proceeds benefiting RMHC of Nashville. Businesses are invited to participate as well!  Click here for more information about the Pull Tab Challenge!

Register today!

 Highlights from last year:

6,963 lbs. (111,408 oz.) of pull tabs were collected

and recycled @ $ .50 lb. equaling $ 3,481.50!!

This year we need your help to make the challenge even bigger!!  Our project is simple, fun and will engage schools and students across middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky and northern Alabama.

  • From August 1 through November 8, 2019 participating schools will coordinate their students in the collection of pull tabs.
  • A second email will arrive in late October that explains how to report the amount of tabs your school has collected.
  • Collect the pull tabs in containers (gallon size plastic bags work the best).
  • On November 8th you will need to weigh the pull tabs you have collected.
  • Please divide the total weight (use ounces as the measure) of pull tabs collected by the number of students in your school.
  • The winning school will be the school that has the highest weight of tabs per student.

2017: McEwen Elementary School weighing their pull tabs


We ask that you weigh all of the pull tabs you have collected and use the form found here to report the weight to us, along with the total number of students in your school. The weight must be reported in ounces. (1 pound = 16 ounces).  Email the form to or Fax to 615-343-4004 by November 8th.

Be a Part of the Party!!

We will have a “Drop Day Celebration” on Friday, November 15th, where schools are invited to the Nashville Ronald McDonald House to bring their aluminum can tabs to the House and help us fill our giant dumpster to be taken to a local recycle center.  We encourage everyone who participates in the Pull Tab Collection Challenge to come to the House to be a part of our festivities.  The celebration begins at 9:00 a.m. and will be conducted outside, so please dress warmly. Everyone will be “Dumping” tabs into our giant dumpsters along with the assistance of moms and dads, kids, and the Ronald McDonald House staff.  We would like to extend an invitation for you to bring representatives from your school to help us.  Please RSVP your plans to attend.  The winning school will be announced at this fun celebration. (You do not have to be present to win).

Tasty Rewards!

Remember – the school collecting the greatest weight of pull-tabs per student will be served lunch by their local McDonald’s restaurant at an agreed upon day and time.  All students from every participating school will receive a coupon good for a free ice cream cone from their local McDonald’s restaurant.  (Note: Cone coupons can be picked up or will arrive via mail during the month of December).

This exciting project will help us raise money for the programs run by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville while bringing attention to our mission to keep families close during the critical illness of a child.

 Download the school registration form and fax to 615-343-4004 as soon as possible to register your schools’ participation or you can fill out the online form.

If you have any questions or need further information, please call  (615) 343-4000.


August 1
November 15


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville
2144 Fairfax Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
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