It is a true statement that “every little bit counts”.
In today’s economy that statement couldn’t be more true. The students at Immaculate Conception Catholic School are asked to save everything from Campbell’s Soup Labels to box tops to computer ink cartridges and all of that saving and clipping certainly does make a difference. That extra money helps with the purchase of supplies and fun and educational assemblies and field trips. With the price of scrap metals being so high, the children have now added pop tabs from aluminum cans to the list of treasures to be saved.
Students Michael (grade 3) and Grace (kindergarten) Garber have not wasted anytime on this assignment. The siblings collected 50 pounds of pop tabs, which were in turn converted into over $21 for the school. Michael and Grace’s grandmother, Debbie Garrard, works at the Marblehead VFW and assisted the kids in their collection efforts. The going rate for aluminum pop tabs is approximately forty cents per pound. Along with raising valuable funds for their school, the students also have also gained a greater understanding of the importance of recycling and taking better care of their Earth.
Immaculate Conception school is grateful for any donations of pop tabs from the community. Donations can be dropped off at the school, located at 109 W. 4th Street in Port Clinton.