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IAJHSC Selects Variety of Illinois as the 2021-22 State Service Project!

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By Nyah Gronewold, IAJHSC Midwest District Rep

Variety of Illinois has been chosen as your 2021-2022 State Service Project! That means any money you raise for the IAJHSC State Service Project will allow Variety of Illinois to help children across Illinois have their dreams come true!!

What is Variety, you ask? Variety is a nonprofit organization that helps disabled children get the equipment that insurance doesn't pay for and the experiences to live a full, normal, and happy life!

They have many programs including Variety@Play where they help children experience mobility with the help of horses that are trained, special equipment, and other animals and equipment! Kids On The Go is a program that provides adaptive bicycles, sports wheelchairs, and customized strollers. Live to Achieve is a program which encourages involvement in adaptive sports.

Their slogan is Be Active, Be Social and Belong! The IAJHSC can relate to this with our Work Hard-Play Hard attitude! Together we can achieve more! Check them out at VarietyOfIllinois.org.

Why not earn an Honor Council point and donate by the March deadline!


History of IAJHSC State Service Projects »

pop canOngoing Service Project

(in addition to the annual State Project)

IAJHSC Pop Tab Service Project for Ronald McDonald Houses

For many years the IAJHSC has supported the Ronald McDonald Houses in Illinois by asking each school attending convention to bring one gallon of pap tabs per delegate so that the tabs can be recycled. The tabs are collected at convention, weighted, and taken to a recycling center to be exchanged for money. The money is then donated to the Ronald McDonald Houses.

Unfortunately, in the earlier years of the project, we did not keep any records of our donations. However, in more recent years, we have begun to keep those records. The list of our support for the Ronald McDonald Houses through the recycling of the pop tabs follows. The money donated always depends on the going rate for recycled aluminum at the time of the donation. The numbers are approximate.

A big THANK YOU goes to everyone for popping tabs! The mission of the Ronald McDonald Houses is to create, find, and support programs that directly help the well-being of children. Our donation each year helps them to achieve that very important mission.

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Year Pounds Collected Number of Tabs Amount Donated
2003 7,000 8,869,000 $3,000
2004 6,634 8,405,278 $3,723
2005 6,300 7,982,100 $3,100
2006 4,500 5,928,236 $3,000
2007 6,300 7,982,102 $3,200
2008 3,660 4,638,487 $4,000
2009 4,350 5,131,350 $1,280
2010 4,861 6,654,792 $2,500
2011 3,800 5,500,000 $2,500
2012 3,355 4,250,780 $1,678
2013 3,090 3,915,030 $2,009
2014 3,413 4,324,777 $1,962
2015 4,193 5,401,221 $2,131
2016 4,115 5,153,649 $1,442
2017 4,008 5,780,136 $1,874
2018 3,200 4,800,000 $1,714
2019 2,695 3,234,167 $1,078
2020 N/A N/A N/A


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