Collecting Pop Tabs for a Good Cause
Allen Parlee, a member of the Central New Brunswick Chapter of Muscular Dystrophy Canada, along with Kevin Montague of the NBTA Credit Union have once again hit their 1 million pop tabs goal this past May.
What started as a pet project to raise some funds for the Chapter has slowly evolved into an opportunity to raise awareness of neuromuscular disorders in the community. With the help of Fire Fighters in Fredericton, New Maryland and Oromocto , the Lions Club of New Brunswick, several area schools, along with friends and families, the Chapter has managed to meet their million tab goal for the fourth time!
When the aluminum tabs are collected, they are sold as scrap metal, and money received goes to the Central NB Chapter. One million pop tabs bring in approximately $500-550, but it’s not so much the amount that matters, it’s the public awareness that is invaluable. Several newspaper articles have been written about their campaign over the years, and now as a result, people pulling are tabs off cans in small towns throughout central New Brunswick and beyond.
To date, they have raised over $3,000. Congratulations on meeting the milestone yet again, and for being the face of Muscular Dystrophy Canada in your community!