This story checks everything off the list of a feel-good story...an amazing young person helping raise money for an amazing cause. Now it's your turn to get involved!

Local Girl Scout Andrea Plump sought out to make a difference with her Gold Award Project this year. She has definitely made an impact in her efforts to raise awareness on pop tab donations and can donations for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Ohio Valley.

Here's where you come in. Miss Plump has put together a Fill the Cage event to continue collecting donations for RMHC this Saturday, May 12th. Details below.

  • When: Saturday, May 12th from 10am-2pm
  • Where: Parking Lot at the Ronald McDonald House in Evansville 3540 Washington Avenue...Evansville, IN 47714
  • What:  Community Members are invited to bring cans, pop tabs, RMHC wish list items which can be found at rmhcohiovalley.org.

More about Andrea's project...

She communicated to area schools that she would be collecting pop tabs for the charity between January and April of this year, she has already delivered hundreds of pounds of pop tabs to the House in Evansville.

In addition to the donation of tabs, Miss Plump has set up a third party fundraising event to benefit RMHC of the Ohio Valley. Andrea has advised that this is an awareness event to enlighten the community of the aluminum can collection cage and the pop-tab drop off to help support the charity. The Plumps would like to thank local businesses supporting their event including Donut Bank, Martin Orthodontics and St. Vincent Hospital.

[Source: Julia Baumeyer, RMHC of the Ohio Valley Communications and Events Specialist]