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“Ganesha - ‘Blessing The Beginning of a Hunger-Free World’”

True to Canstruction’s spirit we would like to make a small dent on world hunger through some cultural awareness, dash of creativity, spoonful of fun and whole lot of community togetherness. This year, in keeping with the celebratory spirit of Ganesha Chaturthi (which coincides with the event), we’ve planned on Canstruction of Ganesha. To the uninitiated, Ganesha is a very popular Hindu mythological figure and is known to be ‘remover of obstacles’. At this time of festival huge elaborately crafted statues of Ganesha are installed and worshipped for 10 days. At the end of festival, the statues  are immersed in ocean and dissolved, which, in this event will be through decanstruction and donation of the cans. Although the structure will disappear, the energy will continue! 

Can Count: 3,000

Shopping List:
1000 (5 oz cans) Chunk Light Tuna 
150 (5 oz cans) Chunk Yellowfin Tuna 
200 (5 oz cans) Bumble Bee Tonno in Olive Oil 
500 (15.5 oz cans) Black Beans 
50 (8 oz cans) Tomato Sauce 
900 (6 oz cans) Vegan Sea Salt Toona 
200 Various Cans

Mayuri Joshi (Captain)
Amit Kale
Ratnakar Vejella
Indira Mohandoss
Piyush Vaghela

Special Thanks to our other team members:
Naishada Konda, Naveen Reddy, Arun Panch, Neeraja Seshadri, Vikram Ramakanth, Ashish Chogle, Shilpa Diwan, Sadhana Goda, Hari Balasubramanian, Lakshmi Thirumani, Harsha Parbat, Rian, Anish, Naira, Arya.

Special Thank You to:
Sprouts, Accurate Laminated Products (ALP), Pecoraro Painting, Don Brandel Plumbing, Judy Yam & APD Consultants. 


ABOUT Canstruction® Voting 2018

Voting has closed. Any donations received after will still benefit our OC Food Bank.

However, they will not count towards the People's Choice Award.

Thank you for your support!

See you next year!

Name Date Amount Comments
JAMIE Dadabhoy 10/09/2018 $1.00  
Santhanam P 10/01/2018 $40.00 Great cause, well done!
Anonymous Friend 10/01/2018 $400.00  
Naira Indurti 10/01/2018 $50.00 Fantastic!
Harsha Parbat 09/30/2018 $100.00  
Sachin Bet 09/30/2018 $25.00 Ganapati Bappa Morya
Rishi Potdar 09/30/2018 $21.00 Ganpati Bappa Morya!
Anonymous Friend 09/30/2018 $10.00  
Indira Mohandoss 09/30/2018 $1,000.00 More power to you to make the world hunger free !
Indira Mohandoss 09/30/2018 $20.00 Loved the structure, great cause!
Gensler Corp 09/29/2018 $1,600.00  
Atish Bokil 09/29/2018 $25.00  
Indira Mohandoss 09/28/2018 $800.00 The world needs you, go slay hunger ganesha!
Indira Mohandoss 09/26/2018 $381.00 Hunger can't be fought solo, we need you Ganesh-ji!
Monica Singhania 09/25/2018 $21.00  
Anonymous Friend 09/25/2018 $5.00 :) Excellent job!
Anonymous Friend 09/24/2018 $2.00  
Madhukar Singh 09/23/2018 $21.00 A big thank you to Piyush and his team for such a great initiative and supporting such a noble cause.
Krishna Gogineni 09/10/2018 $50.00 Great cause and kudos to the effort
Geetanjali Nagar 09/07/2018 $20.00 Awesome job guys.
Piyush Vaghela 09/07/2018 $51.00 Ganpati Bappa Morya. Had a super blast with my friends to be a part of this awesome initiative of building Ganesha during the month of celebrating Ganpati festival while contributing towards feeding hungry people
Adhilakshmi Mohandoss 09/07/2018 $26.00 Appaney vinayaga
Anant and Pavi Dinamani 09/07/2018 $25.00 Great work for a great cause!
Ajay Lingapuram 09/07/2018 $20.00  
Naishadha Konda 09/07/2018 $50.00  
Naira Indurti 09/07/2018 $20.00  
Surbhi Ahuja 09/07/2018 $25.00  
Archna Setya 09/07/2018 $51.00 Loved Ganesha, amazing job! God bless you all!
Deepak SUNDARAM 09/07/2018 $20.00 Keep up the good work
Anonymous Friend 09/07/2018 $10.00  
Ramya Vejella 09/07/2018 $51.00 Amazing job by an amazing team, for such a great cause. Take a bow, guys!
Vishal Kamdar 09/06/2018 $21.00 Good thought guys with Ganesh chaturthi round the corner.....will visit south coast plaza to see it for real ..Ganpati bapa moriya...
Ashish Chogle 09/04/2018 $20.00  
Jaqueline Fernandez 09/04/2018 $51.00  
Liana Cely 09/04/2018 $10.00 Good job, good design and structurally important.
Rani Joshi 09/04/2018 $50.00  
  Total $5,093.00