WILSONVILLE, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska teenager has collected nearly 1.2 million pop tabs for charity.

The McCook Gazette reports that Stephen Harrison, of rural Wilsonville, and his family gathered the tabs over five years, starting when he was an eighth-grader.

Harrison set a goal of collecting 1 million tabs by the time he graduated high school. Earlier this week, he had filled 86, 3 ½ gallon buckets with roughly 1,190,000 tabs.

Harrison says he will donate them to Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He says he and his family stopped their car to pick up roadside cans, walked country roads and accepted tabs from friends and strangers.

They have collected tabs from Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Minnesota. Harrison's grandmother hand-counted the tabs.


Information from: McCook Daily Gazette, http://www.mccookgazette.com