The next time you and your buddies knock off a few six packs while watching the game, make sure you save the pull tabs — those little aluminum tabs you pop to release the hoppy goodness — before you crush and toss. Because saving them just might help save someone from cancer.
I know what you’re thinking: “Wait, by drinking more beer, I can actually help cure cancer?” Yes, you can. Sort of.
A group I met last weekend, Pull Tabs for Charity, collects thousands of pull tabs every month — from schools, organizations, and even some Marine platoons who send them in from all over the world — and sends them to an artist co-op in Brazil, where they are turned into products.
Products like highly unique bags, belts and jewelry. (See them here.) The proceeds from those sales — 100%, not just a small percentage — goes to help cancer related charities.
You get an unusual gift for someone (or yourself), and the National Cancer Institute gets money for cancer research and the Ronald McDonald Charities worldwide “Home Away From Home” programs get funded. Everyone wins. And don’t forget you now have an excuse to drink more beer.
For info on how to send in your pull tabs, go to Pull Tabs for Charity
And to buy pull tab products, go here.