Barbara's Beat: Donate pop tabs for free admission to Catawba Science Center, a Happy Meal GC, visit the Flutter-By Butterfly Habitat, and help sick children

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Donate pop tabs for free admission to Catawba Science Center, a Happy Meal GC, visit the Flutter-By Butterfly Habitat, and help sick children



Kristen loves going to see the Flutter-By Butterfly Habitat at The Catawba Science Center.


Do you recycle? Did you know the pop tabs on a can of soda can help very sick children? The next time you decide to throw away a soda can, whether in a recycle container or the trash, think about a child you love. Then break off the tab and collect them to help a child in the hospital.

1,000,000 Pop Tab Challenge
Catawba Science Center (CSC) in Hickory, NC, is proud to be a part of The Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina, Inc.'s 1,000,000 Pop Tab Challenge. Recycled beverage tabs help support your local Ronald McDonald House Program, a temporary "home-away-from-home" for the families of seriously ill children being treated at nearby hospitals.

You can help them reach their goal by filling a limited edition collection house box, or a sealable plastic bag, with 100 rinsed pop tabs and bring them to Catawba Science Center. The collected tabs will be placed in a larger collection house located in CSC's Aquarium and Millholland Planetarium lobby.

In return for helping sick children by bringing in 100 rinsed pop tabs (in the collection box or in a plastic bag) you will receive one free child's general admission, a gift certificate good for one free McDonald's Happy Meal and you will have a great time seeing live butterflies in the Flutter-By Butterfly Habitat.

The limited edition collection boxes will arrive at CSC and at local McDonalds around June 20, but kids don't have to wait to bring tabs into CSC. They can start bringing their 100 pop tabs in plastic bags to CSC now and receive the same great offer.

McDonalds will also have special Catawba Science Center tray liners in their restaurants during this challenge. These tray liners provide more information about the Ronald McDonald House Charity, CSC events, fun facts about pop tabs and butterflies, games and they give kids the opportunity to create their own colorful butterfly on the back. If they bring it to CSC they will get a free child's general admission to the Science Center. CSC will display these wonderful works of art right outside the Flutter-By Butterfly Habitat.

CSC thanks you for helping them reach their goal, but more importantly thanks you for helping The Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina, Inc. provide support to families of sick or injured children in their time of need.

Thanks to the support of the Flutter-By Butterfly Habitat sponsors, Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina, Inc. The Beaver Family Foundation, the 2013 CSC Italian Dinner Fund-a-Cause donors and a media partnership with KICKS 103.3 The Catawba Valley’s Number One Country Station entry into the exhibit is included in CSC’s General Admission rates. CSC would also like to thank Deluxe Printing Group for printing support on the tray liners and the collection boxes. 


Information provided by the Catawba Science Center
 

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