Young adults use art, design, math and problem solving skills to create larger
than life, innovative structures out of canned food! Afterwards, all cans are donated the community foodbank.
What is a Canstruction University Event?
Our Canstruction University Event is a fantastic community service opportunity that enhances team building and design skills while bringing arts and humanities to your local community!
University Events take many forms! You can sign up as a sorority/fraternity, a class, a religious group, or a social group to name a few. To qualify for a University Event must have participants from an active university, college or school for higher education.
How it Works:
1. Sign Up! Our Program registration fee to host a University Event is $150. Canstruction, Inc. is 501(c)3 U.S. non-profit charity. All Program fees paid to Canstruction, Inc. are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
2. Decide on an Event Type (Competition vs Non-Competition): Many of our University Events include a competition, where teams of students compete against one another. Other University Events are hosted as an exhibition, instead of a competition, with a group creating one or more structures.
3. Find Volunteers: University Event organizer(s) are responsible for finding student volunteers, fundraising to purchase the canned food and designing/building their structures. Students are encouraged to include a mentor with a background in physics, architecture, design, engineering or construction.
4. Design/Build!: University Events incorporate these fundamental design/build principles including:
All food raised for University Events must be donated to a local hunger relief organization.