Peachtree City, Ga. - Harris, Peachtree City, Ga., has teamed up with Kamstra Communications Inc. and Great Western Recycling Industries Inc., St. Paul, Minn., and Ronald McDonald Houses to expand a beverage can tab recycling program. The program has been successful in raising money for the Ronald McDonald Houses, which provide temporary housing for families of children undergoing treatment for serious illnesses.
The program collects the tabs, which are brought to local recycling centers, boxed and sold by weight to aluminum mills. The money from the transaction is donated to the nearest Ronald McDonald house.
The program started in St. Paul, Minn., in 1987 to aid the Twin Cities' Ronald McDonald House. Since then, Great Western Recycling has received more than 250 tons of tabs, raising more than $200,000 for the house.
The participating companies kicked off their involvement by helping finance the production of 100,000 beverage can tab collection boxes, which are distributed to schools, offices, community centers and places of worship in the Midwest region. The boxes eventually will be distributed nationwide.
"We're proud to be associated with such a first-class philanthropic organization as the Ronald McDonald House," said Harris president John Redmond. "And it's very satisfying to know that our industry - the recycling industry - is helping families of sick children manage through very trying times."
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