A Murdock Elementary School student is called the “Pop Tab Queen of Marietta” for the work she has done collecting pop tabs to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Reagan Borland, third grade, first started collecting pop tabs during a collection campaign at Murdock Elementary.
Across the metro-Atlanta area, schools work together to collect pop tabs to benefit the RMHC mission to help families with ill and injured children who are receiving medical care nearby. The pop tabs are recycled for the market value of the recycled metal.
Reagan took her efforts beyond the school walls. She was motivated by the stories of family friends who relied on the comfort and refuge of the Ronald McDonald House while their daughter underwent multiple surgeries and emergency room visits. After learning that the pop tabs help kids like her friend, Reagan made it her mission to collect more.
She even created her own pop tab houses to collect the tabs when the original ones at her school were no longer available. Reagan has since involved her family in her collection efforts.
Because of Reagan’s collection efforts, Atlanta RMHC highlighted her story on the organization’s website.
“We are so thankful to have Reagan supporting our families, one pop tab at a time,” read the write up about Reagan on the Atlanta RMHC website.