Pop Tabs for kids: Helping Others

by / Saturday, 12 April 2014 / Published in Recent Posts, Uncategorized

This month, UMS is once again collecting pop tabs. This is our 6th year with this initiative, and we are hoping for another successful collection. All of our pop tabs will be given to a Charity called “Pop Tabs for Kids.” This charity was started by Robert Hampson, a young man from Toronto, who at the age of 4, was diagnosed with brain cancer. He survived his battle with cancer, but was left blind after his operation. He began collecting pop tabs when he was 8 years old, and collects pop tabs all year round. He takes all the tabs to a recycling depot and sells them. he then donates this money to “Presidents Choice Children’s Charity” which is an organization committed to helping Canadian families buy wheelchairs for their children in need. Last year Robert came to our school and spoke with us about his life, and his love of helping others. Over the past 5 years, UMS has contributed over 363 kg (800 pounds) of tabs, and we are looking forward to another successful drive this year. Tabs can be found on beverage cans, fruit cans, tuna cans, pet foods, and soup cans. The collection bottles are by the front door, labelled with the house colours. Collection ends on April 22nd. Every tab counts!