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Didsbury hospital reaps rewards from Tabs for Tots

Magnetic sand table to be purchased
MVT Didsbury Elks hospital
During a cheque presentation in August, the Didsbury Elks Lodge was represented by Bill Ward, Joan Hannah, and Shirley Thompson. The hospital representative was Shauna Urbanowski, second from the left. Submitted photo

DIDSBURY - The Didsbury Elks Lodge recently made a cash donation to the Didsbury hospital.

It was in the amount of $1,500 for the purchase of a magnetic sand table for children to play with while waiting in the emergency department.

The funds were made available through the Tabs for Tots program of the Alberta Elks Foundation.

The Alberta Elks Foundation created the Tabs for Tots program in June of 2000 under the direction of Brother Nick Henger. Since its inception the program has collected 58,266 pounds of tabs,123,876 pounds of other metal which equals $176,452.75.As a result Tabs for Tots has been able to donate $170,711.67 worth of pediatric medical equipment to hospitals all over Alberta.

Tabs for Tots collects the"tab"off of beverage cans as well as other recyclable metals. The collection is sold for scrap and the funds collected are allocated for helping local hospitals.