A local teacher at East Lincoln Elementary is encouraging participation in a can tab drive benefiting Ronald McDonald House (RMHC) in November. Melissa Stout is collecting tabs for the 15th Annual Pull Tab Collection Challenge. All proceeds will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville.

Last year, 24,464 individuals from 62 schools, organizations and businesses from across middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky and northern Alabama took on the challenge of collecting the most aluminum tabs from cans that can be recycled with all proceeds benefitting RMHC of Nashville.

From Friday, Aug. 2 to Friday, Nov. 15, participating schools, organizations or businesses will coordinate their groups in the collection of pull tabs. On Nov. 15, the organizations will weigh all the pull tabs collected in gallon size bags. The winning school will have the highest weight of tabs per student.

Stout is in need of volunteers to help gather, weigh and bag the tabs. Information on how to help is listed in the events calendar in The News.

On Friday, Nov. 22, RMHS will have a “Pull Tab Drop” where representatives from participating schools, organizations and businesses to come to the House to be a part of the festivities, where the winning group will be announced.

The project will help raise money for the programs run by RMHS Charities of Nashville while bringing attention to their mission to “keep families close” during the critical illness of a child.

For more information on this event, visit www.rmhcnashville.com

Katelyn Lawson may be reached at klawson@tullahomanews.com