Towers of aluminum scatter throughout Lowry Mall as the Greek community builds can castles for a cause from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 11. Sororities and fraternities group together to collect and display the donations for their beneficiaries. Kappa Alpha Theta sorority creates a grandma in a rocking chair to symbolize its Grannys House fundraiser. A total of 1,300 cans have been collected for Kappa Alpha Theta alone.
“It brings awareness to a lot of beneficiaries in the Columbia area and I think it’s a really positive thing for the Greek community to do,” says freshman Katelyn Rudolph of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Students will be building their can creations until 1 p.m. when all hands stop for final judging. Designs will be deconstructed and the cans transported to donation boxes by 5 p.m.
“It’s cool to work hard and play hard for a good cause,” sophomore Kappa Alpha Theta member Noelle Medina said.