Students at Mebane’s Garrett Elementary School have been collecting and turning in tabs from aluminum cans throughout the 2019-20 school year to benefit Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill. Garrett Elementary’s very own "Drop Off Site" outside the school’s cafeteria was a great motivator between grade levels to see those tab totals grow daily.
And grow they did. Numerous times throughout the school year Garrett Elementary had to empty its 5 foot cylinders, and school officials were stunned with a huge donation of tabs from siblings Bella Thornton and Jayden Lovelace, who were instrumental in helping fill up a truck bed.
Ronald McDonald Houses help keep families together and near the care they need, when a sick child is hospitalized. Ronald McDonald Houses provided over 2.5 million overnight stays to families with sick children in 2018. More than $300 million has been collected through RMHC Donation Boxes. And thanks to Garrett Elementary School and its students, even more has been donated to this worthwhile cause.