In 1999, The Elks and Royal Purple Lodges of Alberta
started in a new fund-raising program called "Tabs
|They are collecting
pull tabs from pop cans, juice cans, baby
formula cans, and any can that has a pull
tab opener. They are selling them to a scrap
metal company in Alberta and utilizing the
funds to purchase much needed equipment for
pediatric wards, neonatal units, delivery
rooms, children's ward, etc. in Hospitals in
Alberta and our B.C. Lodges if they so wish
to become involved.
They are working together to
improve the life of our newborn children who enter
this world with problems and conditions that can be
easily treated or corrected, early in their lives,
with proper equipment.
We are asking you to join your local Elks and Royal
Purple Lodges in collecting these Tabs to raise
these much needed funds, to purchase the equipment.
This equipment will be placed in Regional Hospitals.
The child you help may be a Member of your family or
your neighbours family.
What is it?
Removing and collecting the pull Tabs from drink
cans (pop, beer, juice, etc).
Why collect them?
Collect the Tabs and turn them into cash. The Tabs
are to be sent to the Foundation Office in Red Deer
where they will be sold to a Red Deer scrap metal
dealer. They have agreed to purchase them at a
premium rate. The monies raised will be used to
purchase specialized equipment to be placed in
Regional Hospitals throughout the Association.
How does it work?
Elks and Royal Purple Lodges will collect the Tabs
from functions, friends, family, neighbours, by
The Tabs will than be forwarded on to the Foundation
Office, in Red Deer, where a record will be kept of
the weight of Tabs sent in by each Lodge. These Tabs
will be sold to the scrap metal dealer in Red Deer.
The dollar value of the tabs will be credited as a
donation to the Lodge (ie: 20lbs of Tabs at $0.38/lb
= total credit $7.60 donation).
The funds will be banked and when sufficient funds
are in place, equipment will be purchased. This
Project was started in 1999 and this will be
continued for years to come. Equipment is always
What kinds of equipment?
Specialized Hospital equipment for infants and young
children. These are a few examples: fetal heart
monitors; temperature control incubators; equipment
for emergency wards and pediatric wards for infants
and small children; specialized delivery room
Who will decide what equipment is purchased?
The Committee will be a joint Elks and Royal Purple
Ad-Hoc Committee appointed by the incoming
Presidents. Recommended Committee consists of five
people - one of which is a Member of the Foundation.
The Committee will work as a liaison between the
Associations and the Hospitals in choosing the
equipment and the placement of the equipment.
What Hospitals will be chosen?
How do we get the Tabs to the Foundation Office?
Bring them to your District Meeting. Give them to
the District Deputy, or the Association Officer. And
they will arrange to get them to the Foundation
Office. Have a contact person or bring them to the
conference Meeting held in June. Cooperation by all
parties involved will make this a success project.
Are we restricted to just
No, other donations can be made to the Project if a
Lodge or individual Members wishes to.
Note: This is not to replace the regular donations
to the Foundation and ISTAR (Institute for
Stuttering Treatment and Research). This is a new
Project over and above.
Also anyone can participate and be a part of
improving the welfare of the Children.
How do we go about collecting the Tabs?
Ask Family, Friends, and Neighbours to collect. Put
in containers with the "Tabs for Tots" logo with
name of Lodge contact person in establishments such
as; halls, arenas, businesses, lounges, etc.
Your Lodge Contact:
Edmonton Elks Lodge #11 Office: call 780 454