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Pull Tab Collection Challenge

August 2 - November 19

Pull Tab Man

Your school, organization, or business are invited to participate in the 17th Annual Pull Tab Collection Challenge benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville.

Our project is simple, fun, and will engage kids and adults across middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky, and northern Alabama.

  • From Sunday, August 2 through Friday, November 19, 2021, participating schools, organizations, and businesses will coordinate their groups in the collection of pull tabs.
  • Collect the pull tabs in containers (gallon-size plastic bags work the best, please, no jugs).
  • All registered groups will be contacted in late October with details of how to report the number of tabs your group has collected.
  • On November 12th, you will need to weigh the pull tabs you have collected and report back with that number. All groups will need to 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.

On Friday, November 19th, we will have a “Pull Tab Drop” where everyone is 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 the recycler.  We encourage representatives from participating schools, organizations, and businesses to come to the House to be a part of our festivities.  The winning group will be announced at this fun celebration.

In 2020, almost 11K individuals from 42 schools, organizations and businesses from across middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky took on the challenge of collecting the most aluminum tabs from cans that can be recycled with all proceeds benefiting RMHC of Nashville. 1,832 lbs. of pull tabs were collected for a grand total of 2,198,604 can tabs! All these tabs have been recycled and proceeds raised go to support the programs of RMHC of Nashville.


Please fill out this form and return it 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 raises an average of $4,000 a year to support 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 email or (615) 343-4000.


to the Schools, organizations and businesses who participated in the

16th Annual Pull Tab Collection Challenge

benefiting 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 in the 2020 competition are in order as follows:


August 2
November 19


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


RMHC of Nashville
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