Huskies Pull Together: Pop Tab Collection Program

Huskies Pull Together! Help us reach our goal of collecting 1,000,000 tabs! Donations are accepted year-round.

Pop Tab Collection Program helps the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children's Hospital in Chicago, which provides families with children in the hospital a low-cost place to stay, eat and recharge while their loved ones are receiving the critical care that they need.

Since 2015, over 30 departments, student organizations, and individuals have collected 500 pounds of pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities, which is the equivalent of about 628,800 tabs! This means we are over halfway to our goal. We are very proud of what we were able to accomplish in such a short time. We will continue to collect tabs this year in an effort to collect one million tabs and have NIU become a part of the Ronald McDonald ‘Thanks a Million’ Club!

Tab Drop Off

If you would like to donate pop tabs, please drop them off or send them via inter-office mail to Holmes Student Center, OASIS space.

To drop off tabs from your residence hall, apartment, business or home please deposit them in a tabs collection bin in the Campus Life Building. 

If you would like to start collecting tabs in your office or have any questions, please e-mail or call 815-753-1421.