The Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Foundation will celebrate their 30th anniversary on November 3, 2013, and to celebrate the completion of three successful decades, a life-size replica of 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan, totally made of canned goods, was built in Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto.
The Chrysler Foundation joined hands with Canstruction®, a non-profit international organization which aims to improve attentiveness about hunger and poverty issues in the world together with significance of community services, engineering, technology and science.
30,000 cans were used in the construction of this replica and once the sculpture is dismantled these cans will be donated to Daily Bread Food Bank, which should help the people in need in Toronto. It needs to be mentioned that the Daily Bread Food Bank provides food to more than 200 meal programs and food banks across the city.
The sculpture, which was displayed in Toronto on October 28 and 29, was made in more than 10 hours, due to the efforts of 30 volunteers, including university and high-school students.
Individuals, who depend each day on native food banks, will be provided approximately 2,000 food hampers. As per the statistics of Daily Bread, more than 70 percent of the income of an average food bank client is spent on housing, which means they are left with less than six dollars to take care of food for the day, clothing, transportation and other basic human requirements. On top of that, a massive chunk of people who rely on food banks are children.
The 30th anniversary of the automobile manufacturer will also be celebrated at the same site, which will also collect funds for Daily Food Bank.
Reid Bigland, the President and CEO of Chrysler Canada, is extremely delighted upon the completion of 30 fantastic years of Dodge and Chrysler minivans and also thanked its over 13 million customers who entrusted them. Bigland mentioned that the main purpose behind the Construction project is to raise awareness about issues of extreme importance such as hunger and poverty, while allowing students to showcase how interesting the subjects like science, physics, engineering and design can be.