Girl Scout Troop #616 in Martinsville is collecting beverage can tab tops for the Ronald McDonald House Charities-Southwest Virginia in honor of troop sister Alivia Stout through Friday, April 22.\r\nSupport this easy project by pulling, twisting, and popping each tab top from beverage cans. The Scouts encourage everyone to recruit others to strengthen the effort\u2014church group, work site, sports team, etc.\r\nGive the tops to any member of the troop: Lilli Bescher, Caroline Boa, Savannah Brown, Hailey Chitwood, Lauren Hruza, Hannah Mase, Ava Meyer, Emma Nester, Claudia Phillips, Leia Richardson or Alivia Stout, or drop them off at Martinsville Eyecare Center in Martinsville, Fenderz Drive-In in Collinsville, and Unique Gifts and More in Ridgeway.\r\nThe Ronald McDonald House provides lodging and meals for up to 18 families each day, 365 days per year, of seriously ill or injured children receiving medical treatment in local Roanoke Valley area hospitals. In an average year, over 11,000 people are served by the Roanoke House. It costs approximately $1,600 a day to keep the house in operations.\r\nThey collect only the tabs and not the entire can because tab tops are smaller and cleaner than aluminum cans and easier to store. Also, the house receives a higher rate per pound of tab tops than per pound of cans because the tab is made of high quality, high-grade aluminum.