Throughout the 2012-13 school year, numerous Louisiana students along with some caring community members collected aluminum pull tabs to donate to the Shriners.
High school art teacher, Amanda DePriest, along with fifth-grade teacher, Tracy Kingsley, organized this community service.
The goal was to collect 32 pounds of tabs, which could provide a prosthetic to a child in need. With much suprise, the students and the community pulled together a grand total of 290 pounds.
The Shriners have been collecting pull tabs as part of a collection and recycling program to purchase medical and non-medical items for Shriners Hospitals for Children.
A few of the many items have included x ray equipment, intravenous pumps, lead aprons and special splints for arms and legs. Also, books and videos for the kids have been purchased.
The students were especially excited to have surpassed their goal and are looking forward to collecting again this upcoming school year.
Shriner, Gene Hopwood along with son, Tim, came to collect the tabs and they were overwhelmed with the students’ generosity.