Pull-Tabs From Heaven
The total of can tabs collected this year 2015 was 37 pounds. Our grand total for the past few years is now 223.6 pounds. The tabs were again turned over to Mr. Llyod Wentzell who is a member of the Shriners. The Shriners turn the tabs in for scrap metal and use the funds to help the Shriners Hospitals.
The Shriners hospitals help children free of charge and they do a great job. I give all of you a challenge, get a small plastic bag and fill it with the tabs and when it is full send the bag to me. You will find out how hard it is to do. Your effort will help a child in need at the Shriners Hospitals. A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped with this project. To find out more information regarding the Shriners or the Can Tabs.
WHAT IS THE PULL-TAB PROGRAM?
The pull-tab program at Aleppo Shriners in Wilmington, Massachusetts was founded several years ago and as a way for the public to help raise funds for the humanitarian and life-saving services provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children. In Eastern Massachusetts, tabs are collected by many different organizations and collected at the Shrine Center in Wilmington, Massachusetts. The tabs are redeemed at a recycling center and the proceeds benefit the Aleppo Shriners Children’s Transportation Fund. Donations range from small baggies and jars to 40 lb. bags
WHAT IS THE CHILDREN’S TRANSPORTATION FUND?
Funds generated in the pull-tab program are used to transport children and their parent or guardian, free of charge to a Shriners Hospital for Children. Volunteers from local shrine organizations use specialized vans, small buses and automobiles and give freely of countless hours of their time providing transportation to and from doctor’s visits. One very important mode of transportation this fund pays for are the life-saving med-flights transporting children from all over the world to a Shriners Hospital when their life is in the balance. These specialized med-flights cost tens of thousands of dollars, but when a child’s life hangs in the balance, money is no object. Parents of injured children admitted to a Shriners Hospital for Children do not see a single bill for transportation provided through this fund.