Metal Detecting Hobbyists Asked to Donate Pop Tabs for Charity

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Kellyco Metal Detectors is turning trash into treasure with their newly launched Dig & Donate campaign. Having supported the metal detecting hobby for over 60 years, Kellyco has found a new way to give back to the community by collecting soda pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida, Inc.

For every donation received by July 20, 2015, participants will be entered into a drawing of various grand prizes totaling over $26,000 in value.

For the general hobby metal detectorist, soda pop tabs are the arch nemesis; due to the preconceived notion that there may be treasure under their feet. Many take their machine out for a hunt with dreams of finding coins, rings, jewelry or even relics just beneath the surface. However, finding trash is inevitable in the sport, and many come across a soda pop tab more often than not.

Kellyco Metal Detectors of Winter Springs, Florida has recently launched a Dig & Donate campaign to collect these pop tabs. Although the small aluminum tabs (pulled from soda cans, fruit or vegetable cans and more) are generally considered to be trash, Kellyco has decided to reach out to their world-wide community of treasure hunters and ask for pull tab donations. Cleaning up the environment is one beneficial by-product of the metal detecting hobby, but Kellyco wants to take it a step further and put some trash to good use.

The Dig & Donate campaign, which launched just a few weeks ago, is already showing to be a huge success with thousands of donations collected at Kellyco’s Central Florida showroom thus far. So what is Kellyco going to do with all these pop tabs? For every donation received by July 20, 2015, participants will be entered into a drawing of various grand prizes totaling over $26,000 in value. Each grand prize has been graciously donated to the campaign by leading metal detector manufacturers such as Minelab, Garrett, Fisher Research Labs, White’s Electronics and Nokta. Drawings for each prize will take place at Kellyco’s grand re-opening event which will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015.

That’s just the beginning though. During the first week of August, Kellyco has pledged to turn over the entire pop tab collection to the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida, Inc. ( If you’re not familiar with the Ronald McDonald House® it’s a nationwide program that provides support and shelter to families with children who are receiving medical treatments at nearby hospitals and healthcare facilities. They collect and recycle soda pop tabs in exchange for dollars which are then used to support these local families by providing a “home away from home” at one of the Ronald McDonald houses.

Once the Dig & Donate campaign has come to an end, Kellyco will continue to ask the metal detecting community to send in pop tab donations so that their efforts to support the Ronald McDonald program may continue. To get more information on the Dig & Donate campaign or how you can participate, please visit Kellyco’s website at:

Kellyco Metal Detectors is the world’s largest and oldest metal detecting, treasure hunting and outdoor retailer currently celebrating their 60th year anniversary. A family owned and operated company, Kellyco is quaintly located just 15 miles north of Downtown Orlando. With a newly remodeled showroom and museum, Kellyco is a modern-day treasure hunter’s playground full of display cases filled with coins, historical relics & artifacts, and other stunning treasures from around the world. Kellyco has a vast selection of technologically advanced machines, a full staff of detector experts whom can personally fit you with the right machine – whether you’re a novice or pro in the hobby – even test out a machine in their man-made treasure garden. Kellyco Metal Detectors is most recently known for their participation in the popular TV show The Curse of Oak Island which can be seen on the History Channel.

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