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Schools launch can tab collection

Posted January 23, 2017

The community is invited to participate in an ongoing effort by the Plymouth School District to collect can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

The tabs will be sold for their aluminum, with the proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee, which serves as a home away from home for families whose children are receiving medical treatment at nearby Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Tabs may be dropped off in any school office. They will be gathered by Burnie Lorenz, district maintenance technician, who is part of a group that has been collecting tabs with family and friends for 16 years. His group has collected 11,341 gallons of tabs weighing approximately 14.2 tons and worth more than $18,000.

“I am sure many families from our area have used the services of the Ronald McDonald House for a place to rest and have a hot meal,” Mr. Lorenz said. “They would agree it is a blessing to have. Please consider helping in our cause.”

Helping students experience a connection to the community is one of the Future States in our Community Engagement Pillar Strategic Plan. Check out the Community Engagement section of our District Report Card to see more ways our student population is active in our community.