In support of the inaugural Design and Build Competition to benefit the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center, four local Wireless Zone’s are teaming up with The Day to collect cans for the CANSTRUCTION. In honor of the first year, Wireless Zone, A Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer, is donating a $25 gift certificate to any individual who comes in to one of the local retail locations and contributes two cans to the cause!
Wireless Zone couldn’t be more excited to participate in this incredible fundraiser and hopes to inspire the Southeastern Connecticut community to contribute! Please help Canstruction, The Day and Wireless Zone to "CANstruct a World Without Hunger." Donate any two cans and receive a $25 gift certificate to anything at Wireless Zone! Participating locations are New London, Groton, Norwich and Lisbon. Let’s see what we ‘CAN’ do to help end the fight against hunger!
Canstruction is a nonprofit foundation from within the Society for Design Administration that promotes annual design competitions to benefit hunger relief in the United States. These incredible architectural masterpieces place a spotlight on the 30 million Americans that go hungry every day. These creative political and social sculptures of food cans place an emphasis on the economical need to assist the famine across the country.
The completed Canstruction exhibits will be available for public viewing at the BAEC and Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Premier Home Show at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa on April 20-21. Locally, the teams of architects, builders and Cadets of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy are among the four participating teams.
Last year, Canstruction raised more than three million pounds of food which is then donated to local food banks and distributed to community hunger aid programs. This was enough food to provide more than 1.5 million meals nationwide. Since its launch in 1992, Canstruction has contributed more than 17.5 million pounds of food, using one can as their inspiration for contribution and change.
Talented architects, engineers, and students will use the community-donated cans to construct visually and structurally Canned Art exhibits across the nation. Each year, the theme of these project focus on hunger and what the community can do to help. "These sculptures are amazing on their own, but knowing that they are built to benefit the hungry families in our country makes it even more phenomenal," says Neil Ryan.