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Holiday giving turns into Holiday building at Stanley Marketplace's 'Canstruction'

All cans used to create sculptures will be donated to We Don't Waste
Posted at 9:39 AM, Dec 08, 2022

AURORA, Colo. — Who needs LEGO's when you have a can of baked beans?

For the first half of December, Stanley Marketplace is hosting a "Canstruction" competition, where teams of engineers and designers compete to construct the best sculptures out of cans.

On December 15, all of the cans will be stripped down, and then donated to a local nonprofit called We Don't Waste.

If you visit the marketplace in Aurora, you can donate cans of your own, and also vote on the best sculpture.

Or, in the video above, you can take a not-very-informative guided tour of the gallery with yours truly.

To volunteer or visit of their markets, you can visit We Don't Waste here. Here are two of their upcoming events:

  • Tuesday, December 13 from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.: Drive through mobile market at Focus Points Family Resource Center (2645 E. 48th Ave., Denver, CO 80216)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023: The next Community Fresh Market, in partnership with Green Chef, will be at the Bruce Randolph School (2535 E 40th Ave., Denver, CO 80205).