The soda tab collection begins each year in April at Tamaqua Area Middle School. The collection ends around the beginning of May. This year 395 pounds of soda tabs were collected. A sixth grade student, Julianna Koscak, brought in the most tabs. Ray Kistler of Tamaqua helps organize the tabs into buckets and takes them to USS Achey Inc. in Schuylkill Haven. He typically donates his own money towards the cause to even out the check, which is then sent to Ronald McDonald House.