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Can-do collector

Johnson helps Ronald McDonald Houses

Jerri Johnson enjoys her moniker, “Pop Tab Queen,” but, more than that, she is thrilled with what that title means.

Johnson, a member of Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church, Riverdale, Ga., became obsessed with collecting the tabs on top of soda cans the day she learned that the little pieces of aluminum can be donated to one of the Ronald McDonald Houses that participate in the Pop Tab Collection Program.

The houses provide a temporary “home away from home” for ill children and their families while the child receives treatment at a nearby medical facility. One of the ways nearly all of the facilities raise money is by recycling pop tabs. While it may not sound like much, this recycling program has brought in $4 million since 1987.


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