Little things like pop tabs can make a big difference! Help support families and children through our Pop Tab program by collecting and donating the aluminum tabs you pull to open soda, soup, and other cans.
Our Pop Tab program is one of the most popular way to get kids involved in learning to help others and donating to charity. From grade school classrooms to scout troop drives and summer camp projects, it’s easy to start a collection in your community.
Simply find a clean container, add your own decorations or download our printable pop tab container wrap (PDF), and start collecting!
Where to Donate Your Pop Tabs
Once your pop tab collection is complete (anything from one hundred and one million+ tabs), drop off your donation at any of these locations.
Our partner, United Scrap Metal, buys the pop tabs from us at market rate and makes an additional charitable contribution. While the price of aluminum changes regularly, we receive an average of 40 to 55 cents per pound.
- All five of our Ronald McDonald House locations throughout Chicagoland
- United Scrap Metal at 1545 S. Cicero Avenue, Cicero, IL
- Any Chicagoland Great Clips Salon; find a salon near you at GreatClips.com
- College of DuPage Main Campus and Naperville Center, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn (Admissions Office in the Student Services Center) and 1223 Rickert Drive, Naperville, IL
- Ardagh Group locations at 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago; 1101 W. 43rd Street, Chicago; and 2520 Lively Boulevard, Elk Grove Village
When you collect one million pop tabs, you become a member of our Thanks-a-Million program. To participate:
- Collect tabs and encourage everyone you know to collect them, too!
- Record the weight of your pop tabs before dropping off your donation (weigh them at home or we can weigh them at one of our Houses). We’ll keep track of your progress and when your collection reaches 789.27 pounds, you’ll become a part of our Thanks-a-Million program.
- Pop Tab Millionaires receive a special certificate and recognition at their selected House.
For more information about Pop Tabs or the Thanks-a-Million program, please contact: