A&J Salvage joins effort to aid Ronald McDonald House
Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 5:01 pm
A&J Salvage owner Jock Johnson recently made a generous donation to Black Oak School to help in the pull-tab collection challenge by donating over 900 pounds of tabs.
This donation aided students from Black Oak, who are participating in the 8th Annual Pull-Tab Collection Challenge Contest. Last year, over 39,800 students from 85 schools from across Middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky and northern Alabama took on the challenge of collecting the most aluminum tabs from cans that can be recycled with all proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville.
This project will help raise money for the programs operated by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, while bringing attention to their mission which is to “keep families close” during the critical illness of a child.
Last year 158,590 ounces or 9,012 pounds of pull tabs were collected, raising approximately $4,000. Representatives from Black Oak and other participating schools will bring the tabs to the Nashville Ronald McDonald House and fill up the giant dumpster to be taken to the recycler. The winning school will be announced at this fun celebration and will receive a lunch for every student served by their local McDonald’s restaurant.
Representatives from Black Oak receiving the tabs were guidance counselor Melissa Logan and assistant principal Mary Coleman. On hand to assist in the donation from A&J Salvage were Junior Ortiz and Richie Thomas. Published in The Messenger 11.7.12