1/2 of 1 percent

For you math geeks out there, the actual number is 0.56994%.

That number represents our contribution to this year’s Thanks and Giving Campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The combined total of all locations in our company that were participating this time around amounted to $224, 758.

Photo Courtesy St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Alone, our contribution may not be much. But when you combine the efforts of many working toward the same goal, much can be accomplished.

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9 Responses to 1/2 of 1 percent

  1. Patty Hebert says:

    It’s the same with collecting flip tops for the Ronald McDonald House. One flip top is nothing. One person collecting flip tops is still not much. But many people collecting many flip tops is food, and clothing for needy families.

  2. David says:

    And that is exactly why we keep our little blue house on the island to hold our tabs.

  3. Donna Flanagin says:

    Nice post. $224, 758 is nothing to sneeze at. Nice work. This New Years Eve we brought 8 lbs of pull tabs to Ronald McDonald House in Indy. Even surprised myself how much we were able to collect.

  4. David says:

    I believe the donations last year totaled around $20,000. A more aggressive campaign including a visit to Memphis really touched a lot of people.

    “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

  5. Patty Hebert says:

    Our Girl Scout flip top campaign started three years ago after I saw a Christian one woman show where the actor portrayed a homeless man who pulled tabs off of cans. His line was, “Even a homeless man can do his part.” The comment stuck with me. Since then outside of our troop, our parish, parents at the local elementary school, my brother, my parents and their friends, my religious ed class and neighbors all donate their flip tops. Last year we dropped off 16 pounds of flip tops. Sixteen pounds of something that weighs next to nothing. This year we are far and away ahead of last year’s collection at this point.

    What amazes me more is the outpouring of love we are witnessing. A week doesn’t go by where someone isn’t handing me flip tops.

    I can’t wait to for our annual trip to the House that Ronald built.

  6. David says:

    Can you think back to the first day you started collecting? It may seem a distant memory. But look what consistency has done.

    I love your comment about how a week doesn’t go by where someone isn’t handing you the flip tops. We pick them up in parking lots to add to our collection.

  7. Patty Hebert says:

    Same here… and think about it: How many other people, unknown to our merry band of flip top collectors, having seen Christin Jezak’s plays, especially the one about Mother Theresa, have been moved to collect flip tops. For “Even a homeless man has to do his part.” During her performance she asks the question,”Who is Jesus to me?”

    Never should we think our smallest actions are not capable of grand consequences.

  8. David says:

    And thank you for the inspiration, Patty!

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