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Staten Island man turns 37,000 soda can tabs into cash for kids in need

STATEN ISLAND — A years-long collecting endeavor culminated Thursday for a 67-year-old Staten Island man, who donated tens of thousands of aluminum can tabs to the Ronald McDonald House.

"I've been collecting for two years. I know it's a small gesture but I want to help the children," Marvin Cohen said.

He now has quite a collection: 37,000 tabs. One pound is worth 60 cents so Cohen's donation equals about $250 dollars.

When PIX11 News told the Ronald McDonald house about Cohen's donation, the CEO immediately reached out.

"I am thankful for Marvin and PIX11, and I want to meet Marvin, personally, " Dr. Ruth Brown said.

The Ronald McDonald house is an organization that provides temporary housing and support for families with children undergoing treatment for pediatric cancer. If you would like to donate or learn more go to their website, here,on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.