Every day we encounter inspirational and motivational stories at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown, Inc. While we wish we could share them all, we are excited to deliver a Feel Good Friday story to your email inbox each month.

Meet Ryleigh
“It is such a great organization,” said Alysha, Ryleigh’s mom. “I don’t know what we would have done without it.”
Beginning her project in November 2022, Ryleigh set a goal of collecting 30 gallons of pull tabs. To achieve this, Ryleigh, with the help of her family, hung posters in the community, shared on social media, and set up drop-off boxes at Kitzmiller Elementary School and the Vanity Station Hair Salon in Oakland Maryland. They even have local bars and restaurants collecting tabs for the project. And as of January 2023, Ryleigh has surpassed her 30-gallon goal to now having collected more than 100 gallons of pull tabs. And she is not done yet. The project goes until April 2023.

Once the project is complete, the tabs will be taken to a local recycling center and the money will be donated to the Charity to support the families who stay there. Each year more than 1,000 families rely on the Pittsburgh and Morgantown Houses to be near their sick children.

Staying at the Ronald McDonald House gave Ryleigh’s family the comfort they needed when their daughter was in the hospital. And now, a decade later, Ryleigh is ensuring other families have that same support. Ryleigh is making a change one tab at a time.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown