Ronald McDonaldLast week we shared news with you about the involvement of the Lamar Street McDonald’s in Americus in joint fund-raising efforts with Perry Wellness Center. Kaylon Holt’s pop top collection project is benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of West Georgia, which operates the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus. Now the local McDonald’s is helping collect pop tops for Kaylon.

We wanted to also provide you with an update on Kaylon’s collections, as well as provide interested readers with more information on one of our favorite charities. First, we’re happy to report that Kaylon Holt now leads the collection district as the top individual collector in such a short time period.


Melody Moran, the fundraising manager for the Ronald McDonald House Columbus office reports, “We are thrilled to have such an energetic and caring young man as Kaylon. He and Mulkey [McMichael] have made three deliveries to our house. The first delivery was 110,000. Only nine months later, on March 12, 2015, they brought another 120,000. Last week, 140,000 were delivered for a total of 360,000 pop tops. I am sure there will be more!”

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of West Georgia also sponsors other recycling programs both internally and in the community. According to its website, the organization “strives to promote an environmentally conscious cultures. Within the House, energy-saving strategies have been implemented and paper, plastic and aluminum are consistently recycled. Our charity also engages the community in additional recycling programs that are both smart for the environment and profitable for the Ronald McDonald House.”

Other fund raising activities include selling memorial brick pavers, sponsoring golf tournaments, and the “Just a Buck” payroll deduction program.

To learn more about the fine work of this organization, read the page on their Pop Table Recycling Program at their website (see above photo).

By the way, Kaylon Holt has a goal of collecting 1,000,000 pop tops for his project, so we’ll keep you updated!

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