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United Way CANstruction Campaign Kickoff

September 27, 12:00 PM4:00 PM

Free

JOIN US SEPTEMBER 27th @ 12PM

FOR THE 2019 CAMPAIGN KICK OFF! 

 

We will be doing things a little differently this year, and adding a CANstruction contest to our kick off festivities.

 

We encourage workplace campaigns to put together a team and enter a CANstruction sculpture into the contest. Our goal is to collect over 5,000 pounds of food for the largest one-day Central Maine food drive! 

We will start the day with the teams working on their CANstruction (spectators are welcome).

At 3:00, we will break to announce Pacesetters’ results and have a few non-profit speakers, and announce the winners of the CANstruction! The community is invited to join in on all or part of the day, there will be a time from about 2:30-3:00 to vote on their favorite sculpture.

The finished sculptures will be on display at The Elm during the Kick Off festivities. Kick Off attendees will be able to vote for their favorite sculpture! All the collected food items will be distributed to food pantries throughout Somerset, Northern Kennebec, and Western Waldo County.

 

CANstruction Rules:

  • Build any kind of structure-from the simple to the ornate!
  • Teams may use props including signage, and supporting materials when building, but structures must be comprised of AT LEAST 50% food items or basic needs items.
  • The sculpture must fit inside a 10'X10' space
  • Collected items cannot be altered in a way that makes them unsuitable for donation.
  • Your team must bring ALL materials for the CANstruction on the day of!
  • A team must set up the structure between 12-2:00 PM, but it is not necessary for your team to be there the entire time.
  • As you are planning and constructing please keep track of the following: Number of items, e.g. 500 cans of tuna, 20 jars of peanut butter, dollars invested, number of team members/volunteers.

NEXT STEPS

  1. Register below or by emailing sburdick@uwmm.org
  2. Gather your most creative team and design your entry.
  3. Let your employees know what food items and quantities you will need and do a "trial run."
  4. Have a blast constructing your sculpture!

AWARDS:

  • Best in Show: Judges will select based off creativity, and amount of food collected.
  • Most on Brand: Judges will select based off how well the sculpture matches company's branding, products, or services.
  • Community Choice: Community members have the opportunity to vote on their favorite sculpture from and on Facebook.

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Details

Date:
September 27
Time:
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

United Way of Mid-Maine
Phone:
207-873-0686
Website:
www.uwmm.org

Venue

The Elm
21 College Avenue
Waterville, ME 04901
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Phone:
873-5101
Website:
https://www.theelmme.com
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