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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.

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