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Pull Tab Collection Challenge

August 12 - November 13

Pull Tab Man

Schools, organizations and businesses are invited to participate in the

16th Annual Pull Tab Collection Challenge

benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville!

Last year, 30,521 individuals from 87 schools, organizations and businesses from across middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky and northern Alabama took on the challenge of collecting the most aluminum tabs from cans that can be recycled with all proceeds benefiting RMHC of Nashville. 6,832 lbs. of pull tabs were collected for a grand total of 8,198,625 can tabs!.

This year we need your help to make the challenge even bigger!!  Our project is simple, fun and will engage kids and adults of all ages!

  • From Wednesday, August 12 through Friday, November 13, 2020 participating schools, organizations or businesses will coordinate their groups in the collection of pull tabs.
  • Collect the pull tabs in containers (gallon size plastic bags work the best).
  • An email will arrive in mid-October that explains how to report the weight of tabs your group has collected.
  • On November 13th, you will need to weigh all the pull tabs you have collected using this form.
  • Please divide the total weight (use ounces as the measure) of pull tabs collected by the number of individuals in your school, organization or business.
  • The winning group will be the school, organization or business that has the highest weight of tabs per individual in your group.


Pull Tab Drop Off

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Pull Tab Drop Off Day will be different this year. By Friday, November 20th, we ask that a representative from your group take your tabs to your local McDonald’s restaurant and the restaurant will facilitate getting the pull tabs to the Nashville Ronald McDonald House.  If you have an enormous amount that would overwhelm the store, or this timing does not work for your organization, we welcome you to drop the tabs on the porch of the Ronald McDonald House but ask that you contact Liz Piercy ( to schedule this alternate drop off date and time.


All participants will still receive a coupon good for a free ice cream cone from their local McDonald’s restaurant.  (Note: Ice Cream Cone coupons will arrive via mail during the month of December). Winners of the 16th Annual Pull Tab Collection Challenge will be announced via email and social media on Friday, November 20th!


Please fill out this form and return it as soon as possible to register your groups’ participation. Here is a link to the printable form if you prefer to fax or scan it in: Pull Tab Registration Form

Your collection of pull tabs supports 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. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact me at or (615) 343-4000.

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 15th Annual Pull Tab Collection Challenge!!

 Highlights from 2019:

109,315 ounces or 6,832 lbs. of pull tabs were collected

8,198,625 can tabs will be recycled!!!

All these tabs were be recycled and all the proceeds went to support the programs of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville.

The winning totals are based on the number of ounces collected per individual.  The top 3 schools and individuals/organizations are in order as follows:

                   School Name                           City               State              Ounces per individual
1st Place   Greenbrier Middle School     Greenbrier    TN               46.72 oz. per individual

2nd Place Donelson Middle School       Nashville       TN               44.16 oz. per individual

3rd Place  Black Oak Elementary           Hornbeak      TN               32.57 oz. per individual

Individual/Organization      City                 State           Ounces per individual
1st Place   Jacy Hinds                                Lewisburg     TN              1,680 oz. per individual

2nd Place Jordan Hackett Foundation  Carthage        TN              1,305 oz. per individual

3rd Place  Sophie McAtee                        Brentwood    TN                51.2 oz. per individual


August 12
November 13


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


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