Burnie Lorenz with sign reading Can Tab Weekend for Ronald McDonald House

Burnie Lorenz, Plymouth School District maintenance technician, poses with a sign at the recent Can Tab Weekend. He collected 130 gallons of aluminum tabs this year, including donations from students and their families.

Schools collect can tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Posted November 6, 2017

The Plymouth School District collected gallons and gallons of can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House during 2017.

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.

The school effort was led by Burnie Lorenz, district maintenance technician, who is part of a group that has been collecting tabs with family and friends for 17 years. The group collected 874 gallons of tabs this year, bringing their grand total to 12,218 gallons worth nearly $19,000.

Mr. Lorenz, who collected tabs from each of the schools as well as other locations, contributed 130 gallons. He encouraged school families and other community members to continue dropping off tabs at any school office.

“Thanks to all who donated tabs for our collection for Ronald McDonald House,” he said. “Please keep bringing them in. We can always use your help.”

Learn more:
• Explore the Community Engagement section of our District Report Card to learn more about how our students help our community.