Student donates thousands of pull-tabs to charity effort

Student with pull-tabs he donated and principals and teachers flanking him
(Photo by The Leader-Herald/Ashley Onyon)
Pictured, from left, are Park Terrace Elementary School Principal Brian DiPasquale, second-grader Jaxen Gray, teacher Carrie Sweeney and Gloversville Elementary School PTA member Melissa Dingmon.

Park Terrace Elementary School second-grader Jaxen Gray recently brought in 50,131 soda top pull-tabs to donate to the PTA’s fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

Gray and his family, with the help of family friend Maureen Phelps, have been collecting the pull-tabs for some time. Ronald McDonald House Charities recycles the aluminum tabs to fund the organization’s efforts to provide a home-away-from-home for families during the medical treatment of their seriously ill children.

Gloversville Elementary School PTA member Melissa Dingmon, who was on hand to collect Gray’s big donation, will deliver all the pull-tabs collected by students at the end of the school year.

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