Hickory Creek collecting pop tops for Shriner's Hospital

Friday, August 20, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- Hickory Creek at Sunset will be collecting as many pop-tops as possible to donate to the Shriners Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Hickory Creek Foundation will also be awarding one of their nursing and rehab facilities with a special donation for their residents for the most pull-tabs collected.

Pull-tabs, or pop-tops from beverage cans, are often saved and donated to charitable organizations.

The tabs are sold to recycling companies and the proceeds are used for the benefit of the non-profit organization, in this case the Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The children at the Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio are the beneficiaries of this tab collection program. The money collected from recycled pull-tabs is used to purchase non-medical items such as educational computer programs and games, arts and crafts materials, books, videos and playroom equipment, to name a few.

Anyone with pop-tops they would like to donate to the program can drop them off at the Hickory Creek at Sunset, located at 1109 South Indiana St., Greencastle.

Containers have also been placed at various businesses around the community.

The campaign began in June, and will run through June of 2011.

Questions can be directed to Chris Klinger at 653-3143.

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