More than $76,000 raised for Neighbor to Neighbor

The first-ever Greenwich Canstruction Competition, which took place in October to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor, is being hailed as a major success after raising more than $76,000 for the local food and clothing pantry.

A preview party on Oct. 12 was attended by more than 225 guests. It was catered by Watson’s Catering and Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes, with music by the Will Harris Quartet, photography by Bob Capazzo and botanical arrangements donated by Winston Flowers. Public viewing hours followed during the weekend and subsequent week.

Local architectural firms and youth groups participated in scores, including Granoff Architects.

“The Granoff Architects team was excited to be a part of the first Greenwich Canstruction and to help Neighbor to Neighbor in their mission to feed and clothe those in need in our area,” company founder Rich Granoff said.

Teams designed and built sculptures made entirely from canned foods which were donated to Neighbor to Neighbor at the end of the exhibit. The structures ranged in size from 4’x4’x4’ tall to 10’x10’x8’ tall. In all, more than 21,000 cans valued at $27,000 were contributed to Neighbor to Neighbor. The teams competed for awards including Best Meal, won by Granoff Architects, Best Use of Labels, won by Wanda Kopec, Paco Asencio Woodworking, Hall’s Edge Inc. and Greenwich Boy Scouts, Troop 10, Structural Ingenuity, won by Robert A. Cardello Architects and Judges’ and People’s Choice, won by Hilton-VanderHorn Architects, the overall winner.

“Canstruction is the perfect fit with Neighbor to Neighbor’s mission to feed and clothe the neediest families in our community. Each year, Neighbor provides 530 Greenwich families with 300,000 meals and 2,300 adults and children with 14,000 bags of clothing. We were thrilled to have these great teams as part of our inaugural event,” said Marjorie Black and Denise Dreskin, event co-chairs. “This was a marvelous opportunity for the community to support Neighbor to Neighbor.”

By participating in the comments section of this site you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and User Agreement

© Hersam Acorn. All rights reserved. The Greenwich Post, 10 Corbin Drive, Floor 3, Darien, CT 06820

Designed by WPSHOWER

Powered by WordPress