Richland Students Collect Over 50 Pounds in Pop Tabs - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Richland Students Collect Over 50 Pounds in Pop Tabs

Posted: Updated:

RICHLAND, Wash. - Students at Tapteal Elementary School in Richland have been collecting something you may usually throw away, but it is all for a good cause.

The school's student leadership team collects pop tabs for the Ronald Mcdonald house in Spokane. They've just started to count the donated tabs, and so far they're at 50 pounds.

"It's teaching the kids to give back to their community, and it gives them an opportunity to learn about service and what it means to take time," said 5th grade science teacher Patty Covert.

We're kids and we're helping other kids and eventually in life we're going to be the adults and we need to know how to do those things. People will be relying on us," said 5th grade student Lizzy Moore.

They hope to have the rest of the tabs counted by Thursday. Thanks to this year's success, they plan to hold another drive next year.

The school's student leadership team collects pop tabs for the Ronald Mcdonald House in Spokane. They've just started to count the donated tabs, and so far they're at 50 pounds.

"It's teaching the kids to give back to their community, and it gives them an opportunity to learn about service and what it means to take time," said 5th grade science teacher Patty Covert.

"We're kids and we're helping other kids and eventually in life we're going to be the adults and we need to know how to do those things. People will be relying on us," said 5th grade student Lizzy Moore.

They hope to have the rest of the tabs counted by Thursday. Thanks to this year's success, they plan to hold another drive next year.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.