Canstruction teams in the Triangle are collecting donations and have dedicated their engineering tech-fu to designing their projects. This is prime time for food donations for most charities. Staff reporter Matt Ehlers wrote a food drive story recently (Generosity races against hunger) on that topic. Canstruction is no exception. Economic conditions have thinned the roster of teams this year. Some previous entrants could not get the sponsorship to participate, but the remaining teams will no doubt continue the tradition of masterful sculptures of canned donations.
Program Events Manager at Marbles Kids Museum, Sarah Wolfe says though late in the donation phase, there may still be a ways to assist teams in need. If you would like to provide sponsorship contact either Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org or Director of Marketing for Marbles Kids Museum, Deidre Albert at email@example.com.
You can watch the teams erect these canned delights January 16 starting at 9am. The Canstruction celebration and awards will be announced January 23. Donations of canned food will be accepted during the exhibit. January 23-24, get one free admission for every five canned items donated. All food collected will be donated to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. For more information visit the Marbles Kids Museum Canstruction site.