The Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families of children with illnesses or injuries receiving medical treatment at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital and other nearby medical facilities.  LLRMH Fact Sheet 

    Pull Tabs
    Collect the pull tabs from the top of your aluminum cans and take them to the school library.
    They are delivered to the House at the end of each school year to be recycled as a fundraiser.

    Soda Tabs

    Wright Family
     Pat & Maxine Wright with grandaughter Rylee
    and Mrs. Brown
    A special thank you to our new friends from the community, the Wright Family,
    as well as Gene and Doreen Recupero who continue to support us by donating tabs again this year!
    The Ronald McDonald House program began in 1974 based on a simple idea: Provide a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Since that time, more than 10 million families around the world have benefited from the comfort provided by a Ronald McDonald House.

    Many Ronald McDonald Houses work with local recycling centers to receive money for collecting tabs from aluminum cans - including those from soda cans, vegetable and soup cans, and pet food cans.

    As a service project, the students of Ramona Junior High School save pull tabs for the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House.  Collected tabs may be turned in to our school library.  

    Pop Tab Fun Facts

      • The Ronald McDonald House Pull-Tab Collection Program was established in 1987 by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Ronald McDonald House community.
      • To date, more than 400 million pull tabs have been collected, generating more than $4 million.
      • The ring-pull can was invented in 1962.
      • The pull tab was invented by Ermal Fraze in Kettering, Ohio.
      • Kettering's Fraze Pavilion, a popular amphitheater in Dayton, Ohio, is named after the pop tab inventor.
      • At the 2006 Collect-A-Million Day, hundreds of dedicated collectors delivered 20 million pull-tabs and raised $10,000 for the House. 

    Pop Tab Measurement Equivalents

    1 inch = 1 pop tab 
    1 foot = 12 pop tabs 
    1 meter = 40 pop tabs 
    1 lb = 1,267 pop tabs 
    1 km = 40,000 pop tabs 
    1 mile = 63,360 pop tabs