Everyone that is collecting aluminum can tabs for the Shriners are asked to please have all collections turned in to the offices of Hanks Construction Company at 399 East Main Street in Auburn no later than Thursday, Dec. 3 to be included in this year’s donation.
Jana Hanks, who heads the can tab program, collects the tabs to raise money for the Shriners Hospital for Children. Hanks reports the money is used for numerous things such as educational computer programs and games, arts and crafts materials, books, videos and playroom equipment, and Christmas trees. Also it goes to purchase many medical things including Baxter Infusion Pumps, Arthrometers, Bullard Laryngoscopes, and much needed transportation expenses to transport the patients to and from the Shriners Hospitals throughout the country.
“Did you know that it takes approximately 1,267 pop tabs to make a pound of recycled tabs?” said Hanks.
Pull tabs from sodas are saved by many people in and around Logan County and are sold to Bluegrass Recycling Company.
“Tabs are donated by individuals, church groups, youth groups, schools, businesses and the like,” said Hanks.
Tabs are saved by individuals and groups and are brought to Jana in jars, bags, boxes, crates and barrels.
“They come from everywhere,” says Hanks. “There is rarely a day goes by that someone isn’t dropping off can tabs which then goes into 55 gallon drums and saved each year until the donation is then made to Shriners in mid December in hopes of bringing smiles to Shrine Kids faces for Christmas.
Collecting can tabs is easy to do and goes for such a great cause.” added Hanks. “There has literally been thousands of dollars donated to Shriners from the on-going can tab campaign, along with generous monetary donations made by some businesses in Logan County.”
The Shriners Hospitals for Children operates 18 hospitals throughout the U.S., Montreal, Canada and Mexico City, Mexico, for children with orthopaedic problems, three of which also treat spinal cord injuries, three Burns Hospitals, and one hospital in Sacramento, Calif. that treats orthopaedic problems, spinal cord and burn injuries. Shriners Hospitals are open to children up to their 18th birthday. All medical treatment at Shriners Hospitals is without cost to the patient and their families.
For more information, contact Jana Hanks at 270-847-2080.
To contact Chris Copper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.