Tabs for Tots

What is Tabs for Tots?

Tabs for Tots is a program of the Alberta Elks Foundation. It was created in June of 2000 under the direction of Brother Nick Henger of the Red Deer Elks Lodge.

Since its inception, the program has collected 58,266 pounds of tabs, 123,876 pounds of other metals which equals $176,452.75.

As a result, the Tabs for Tots program has been able to donate $170,722.67 worth of pediatric medical equipment to our local hospitals.  The items are typically intended for delivery rooms, nurseries or pediatric wards.

How Can I Help?

Collect and save the “tab” off of beverage cans as well as other recyclable materials.  The collection is sold for scrap and the funds collected are allocated for helping local hospitals.  Tabs are being collected in communities in a number of different ways by involving schools, day cares and local trades donating materials after a job has been completed.  AND – you do not have to belong to an Elks or Royal Purple Elks Lodge to help!!  Contact Red Deer Elks Lodge at 403-347-3184 and they will provide you with direction as to how to dispose of your tabs or other recyclable metals.

How Can I Apply for Funding?

Applications to the Tabs for Tots program can be made by any Elks or Royal Purple Elks Lodge through one of its members.  Projects can receive up to $5,000 from the Tabs for Tots program.

Current Statistics

Tabs for Tots Summary – 2023