In March, OnMilwaukee softly launched a city-wide effort called "Rachel's Remedy: Pop tabs for kids." The goal is for 200 local bars and restaurants to save the "pop tabs" from beer and soda cans and donate them to the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Wisconsin.
"Rachel's Remedy" is named after Rachel Allen, a bartender at Sabbatic and cancer survivor, who started collecting tabs on her own about four years ago.
Allen will be working at Sabbatic this Saturday, Aug. 14 and signing up bars between 2 and 6 p.m. that want to participate in the program. Simply by saving tabs and dropping them in a milk jug has already provided over $375,000 to Ronald McDonald House.
Every bar that signs up receives a free Rachel's Remedy tab receptacle. The first five people to sign up their bar will receive a free shot of Tullamore D.E.W. whiskey.
For more information or to sign up for the program at anytime, go to the Rachel's Remedy Facebook page.
"It's something I can do that's so low effort and yet help out a great organization in such a big way," says Allen. "Now we just need the support of more local bars."
"Rachel's Remedy" was recently featured on TMJ4's "Positively Milwaukee" with Carole Meekins.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.