Tab Top Program


The tab top program invites people of all ages to collect aluminum tabs from beverage cans to support The House That Love Built! Thanks to our friends at Didion Orf Recycling, the tabs are recycled and turned into a monetary donation to RMHC St. Louis. Annually, these little tabs help generate almost $25,000 thanks to the generosity of the St. Louis Community!


Don't have tabs but still want to help? Collect and donate your unused keys to one of our Houses through our Keys to the Heart Program. When you donate the keys you  no longer need, you open doors for families with seriously ill children. (Please note that keys must be kept seperate from tabs when collections are turned in.)


Tab Top Pandemonium is an annual event celebrating our tab top collectors. Join us on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10am to 2pm at the Park Avenue Ronald McDonald House to turn in your tab top collection and enjoy games, complimentary lunch, music and more!

Save time by registering your collection of tabs and keys online before the event by clicking here. Online registration closes on Saturday, April 29 at noon, but day-of registration will still be available on May 6 starting at 10am.

Please contact Lauren St. John, Community Relations Coordinator, at 314-932-4141 or with any questions or concerns.


How You Can Get Involved

1. Find a container

You can collect tab tops in anything! Collect your stash in bottles, boxes or other creative containers. Help us "go green" by downloading and printing a wrap for your containers. Download and print a 4 x 8 in or 8 x 14 in wrap. A limited supply of collection houses are also available through RMHC.

2. Start Collecting

Gather all your aluminum tab tops! Ask family, friends, community organizations or local restaurants for help, too.

3. Turn In Your Collection

Drop off your tabs at any of our three Ronald McDonald Houses during regular business hours, 9am-6pm, or call 314.773.1100 to set up a drop-off time.

 Program Resources

Tab Top Collection Guide

Small Collection Box Label

Large Collection Box Label

Tab Top Collection Sign

RMH House Drop-off Donation Form (complete now and save time!)


Questions? Please contact Lauren at or 314.932.4141.

Thank you to Didion Orf Recycling, official recycling partner of the Tab Top Program.