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BREMEN â€” The Bremen Kiwanis Kids (K-Kids) group has added a spark to the community-wide collection of pop tabs.
The Bremen High School National Honors Society began collecting the tabs a few years back. A special container was designed and built to hold one million tabs. The container has already been filled and emptied once with all of the proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House for Riley Hospital.
The K-Kids group has launched a competition between all of the grade levels at Bremen Elementary Middle School in order to fill the container again. The class with the most pop tabs in weight by May 20 will receive a popsicle at lunch for all of the students in that grade. Students bring the tabs to their teacher. The K-Kids collect the tabs, weigh them, and track the progress on a large graph in the main hallway. More than 50 pounds was collected in the first day of the competition.
The K-Kids would like to ask the community for help in reaching the million tab goal by collecting pop tabs and sending them to school with a student. Community members are also welcome to drop tabs off at the elementary school office. Donors are asked to be sure to leave a note indicating the grade to receive â€ścreditâ€ť for the contribution.
The students have also started a recycling program to reduce the amount of trash created by juice pouches. The students will be collecting juice pouches in the cafeteria. The pouches will be sent to a company to make them into pencil pouches, backpacks, and tote bags. Bremen Elementary Middle School is a community collection site for the pouches. The K-Kids are encouraging families to collect the pouches at home and bring them to school to help in the recycling effort. The K-Kids Club will receive $0.02 for each pouch collected. The money will be used to help support their service leadership club expenses and future projects.
For more information about K-Kids visit slp.kiwanis.org/kkids.