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dmdbmb
06-25-2005, 12:50 PM
I don't know about the rest of the country, but down here in the Tampa-area of Florida we have this program that helps those people who need the use of dialysis machines.

It works like this: All you have to do is save the metal tab that opens your favorite canned drinks, beer included and find a place that collects them. Down here by me some doctors take them, fraternal orders like the Lions Club, Elks Club(all those old people clubs) and other business take them. They make sure it gets to where in needs to be. They save the tabs because it is made of a denser metal than the rest of the can. Each tab buys someone one minute of dialysis.
So anyways I encourage everyone to look into this if they have never heard of it before, see if they do it in your area, if not see if maybe you can start it up in your area. It is a really easy way to help someone out.:thumbsup:

P.S. Maybe you can just mail your tabs to someone you know down here in Florida or somwhere else where they do this program.

HLShivers
06-25-2005, 01:16 PM
That's sweet...I'll look into it

Alice
06-25-2005, 01:18 PM
i know of places here in va that do the same thing - i used to save my tabs and then give them to this lady at work who would take them down to the hospital...

dmdbmb
06-25-2005, 01:31 PM
Awsome..See its so easy to do

Charles
06-26-2005, 08:05 AM
this seems like its been going on forever up here for a good 10 years now atleast we have been saving our tabs.

Way to go on informing people!

purplejulied
06-28-2005, 10:51 PM
This sounds cool. Anyone know if this is going on in Calif?

MikeyCarson
06-28-2005, 11:46 PM
My daughters been saving them for church for about a month now and I had no idea...now I know and now I know why!

HLShivers
06-30-2005, 05:46 AM
So, I haven't found anything out yet...Any ideas on where to go to look??

Alice
06-30-2005, 01:13 PM
try calling your local hospital and asking

HLShivers
06-30-2005, 01:23 PM
Okay, thanks! :fluff:

purplejulied
06-30-2005, 07:05 PM
sounds excellent

hckyplyr0822
06-30-2005, 07:08 PM
thats awesome! i volunteer up at the hospital 2 days a week ill find out if we have a program like that here.

dmdbmb
08-14-2005, 06:29 PM
Just thought I would save this thread!!!

LibbyAnn
08-14-2005, 06:37 PM
I know this is going on in PA. We collect them at the school I work at. Lots of churches in the area do too.

daverules
08-14-2005, 06:38 PM
Our church collects them and we are always taking in a bag full of them. :)

My mom thinks they are from sodas.....:lol:

dmdbmb
08-14-2005, 06:43 PM
Our church collects them and we are always taking in a bag full of them. :)

My mom thinks they are from sodas.....:lol:

IT's the thought that counts I guess!!!!:lol: :lol:

Paige
08-14-2005, 08:41 PM
Hmmm I volunteer at the hospital twice a week as well. Last week I was actually working in the dialysis room. I'll have to check into this tomorrow.

Alice
08-15-2005, 02:15 PM
i've got a big bag of tabs i'm taking back to va with me in 2 weeks to give to the lady i know who collects them and turns them in!

dmdbmb
08-15-2005, 02:49 PM
I think You are the Shiznit!!!:lol:
i've got a big bag of tabs i'm taking back to va with me in 2 weeks to give to the lady i know who collects them and turns them in!

joeflow44
08-22-2005, 04:58 PM
A buddy of mine saves all there beer can tabs, it's awesome cause they drink so much.