Skip to main content
Main Penn College Website

Fraternity’s Soda-Tab Collection Aids Area Charity


Sigma Pi brothers, from left: Tyler J. Harry, David S. Snowdale, Sean T. Reynolds and Brian L. Guthrie On Jan. 25, Penn College’s Sigma Pi chapter donated 20 gallons of soda tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in Danville, culminating a group effort between the fraternity brothers and their families. “It took the brothers three semesters to collect that many tabs,” Sigma Pi’s Tyler J. Harry said, “but it was worth it, for it was to a good cause.” Ronald McDonald House Charities, which offers a “home away from home” for families staying with hospitalized children, deals with tabs instead of entire aluminum cans because it’s easier and more hygienic to collect and store them. The tabs are taken to local recycling centers, where they are weighed to determine their worth; the center then sends the local RMHC chapter a check for the total value. “The program is an easy way for people of all ages to support (the organization) and know they are making a difference for families and children,” thecharity’s website notes.

Related Stories

Recently awarded $5,000 scholarships from the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association Foundation are (from left) Pennsylvania College of Technology students Nick Bianchi, of Archbald; Rebecca Cornish, of Lewisburg; and Erick V. Kennedy, of Williamsport. (Photo by Carl J. Bower Jr.) Students
Green industry group honors three Penn College students
Read more
Students
Calculator loan program benefits veteran, active-duty students
Read more