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4-H teen collecting pop tabs to benefit charity; 1 million is her goal

Zoe Vicich wants people to think twice before tossing their pop tabs. Vicich, 14, of Sandwich, hopes to donate one million pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House Charities so families will have a comfortable place to go while they are caring for a child in the hospital. It's a goal she'll need a little help to hit.

"If more people get involved, I can get there," Vicich said. "But if I collect 10 pounds a year, I'll have to do it until I'm 80."

The Sandwich teenager has donated 44 pounds, or 62,000 tabs, since she started collecting as part of her 4-H project four years ago. Ronald McDonald House recycles the tabs and uses the money to pay for the overhead costs to run the facilities.

To arrange a time to donate pop tabs to Zoe's cause, email her at Reprinted with permission, Daily Chronicle.