Q:

How much money has been raised for St. Jude from pop top tab donations?

A:

Ronald McDonald House Charities Memphis collects pull tabs from beverage cans and uses the proceeds generated by providing accommodations to family members of St. Jude patients from out of town. The charity reports that more than $28,000 was raised by pull tab donations in 2013.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Memphis houses families of children from out of town receiving care at St. Jude for cancer and other catastrophic childhood illnesses. Though this fact may sometimes get confused, it is Ronald McDonald House Charities Memphis that collects the tabs and receives the money raised by selling them. Ronald McDonald House then supports St. Jude by offering families in need of accommodation a free place to stay. Determining the exact value of this service would be difficult, as would determining exactly what percentage of such a value would be attributable to pull tabs.


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