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Pull Tabs

Pull Tabs

By collecting the aluminum tabs from your soda (and other) cans and turning them in to our House, you help care for families while their children receive much-needed medical treatment. We typically earn more than $20,000 per year to help support our families.

This is an easy and fun project for schools, clubs, office or other large groups, as well as individuals and families. All you need are a few collection containers and a lot of enthusiasm.

Save your tabs in any container you can find, such as milk jugs, coffee or Pringles cans, Ziploc bags, boxes, or plastic containers. Use your artistic talents to decorate your containers.  We're happy to drop a few collection stickers in the mail for you or you can download a wrapper (see right).  Stop in to purchase small tab houses for just $.25 each. (Sorry, houses cannot be mailed.)  Make collecting fun and be sure to place your container in a visible location.

Tabs can be dropped off at our House any day between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. or visit a Cohen recycler near you.  Please contact us in advance if you would like to arrange a tour when you stop by our House.

We do not recommend mailing tabs, as the postage costs would outweigh the value of the tabs. Not sure if your tabs are aluminum? Use a magnet to check. Aluminum is not magnetic.

Ronald McDonald House is not able to sign any community restitution or court ordered paperwork.

Download our Tab Program flyer, click here.




The 2016/17 Contest is on NOW!


WHO can enter?

All tri-state area K-12 schools are eligible to participate. (Registration is encouraged, but not required.)

WHAT can you win?

The top elementary, middle, high school, and K-8 school will receive a pull tab trophy to proudly display and let everyone know that you raised the most money for families in need.

WHERE can you drop off tabs?

Tabs can be turned in at our House or at Cohen Recycling centers. 

WHEN does the contest end?

Our contest ends on EARTH DAY weekend (Sunday, April 23, 2017). (Any tabs turned in after that deadline will count toward the next year's totals.)

HOW do you get started?

Just start collecting! All you need are a few collection containers and a lot of enthusiasm.

WHY do we collect tabs?

Aluminum tabs are recycled, and all the money earned helps ensure a "home away from home" for the families of children being treated at Cincinnati Children's and other nearby hospitals.



Donate your tabs, whole cans, other metals and even electronics at Cohen recycling centers!

Cohen's drive through recycling centers accept all of these items for the benefit of our House.  You'll complete a donation sheet on the spot so that your organization can be properly credited for the donation.

Visit www.cohenusa.com for a full list of metals and electronics accepted at any of these locations:

  • 3120 South Verity Pkwy, Middletown, OH
  • 4538 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH
  • 105 Black Street, Hamilton , OH
  • 5038 Beech Street, Norwood, OH
  • 1390 Oak Leaf Road, Sardinia, OH
  • 13229 Dixie Hwy, Kenton County, KY