The nine-member Wisconsin Farm Bureau Women’s Committee hosted a contest this year to collect pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
The competition that was held between the nine Farm Bureau districts was created to help collect pop tabs to be donated to three Wisconsin Ronald McDonald houses. The money made from the pop tab donations is used to help families pay the suggested donation of $10 to stay there.
Members from across the state brought their pop tabs to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Annual Meeting held December 6-8 and generated a whopping total of 734 pounds of pop tabs, equivalent to one million tabs. The donation of pop tabs equaled more than $300 or 30 one-night stays for families of the Ronald McDonald Houses.
The district that generated the most pop tabs was District 5 (Adams, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette, Waushara and Winnebago county Farm Bureaus). They contributed 306 pounds of the 734.
The Women’s Committee plans to host the competition again this coming year and encourages everyone to save their pop tabs. If you would like to contribute or have any questions contact Deb Raemisch at 608.828.5712.
The Women’s Program for Education and Leadership is a dynamic group of Farm Bureau leaders who plan and carry out projects and activities to educate youth and consumers about agriculture and promote positive messages about farming, food safety, animal welfare, and other agricultural topics appropriate to adult and youth audiences. The WFBF Women’s Committee is a group of nine women who represent the nine Wisconsin Farm Bureau districts. The chair of the WFBF Committee sits on the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Board of Directors as the program’s representative.