One CAN Make A can at a time

By: Lynn Boeding
| Published 02/02/2021


THE WOODLANDS, TX --The Cooper community has constructed a Habitat home through Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity for 21 consecutive years. Due to covid, the project is postponed until it is safe to do so again. But don’t fret! A house is still being built in 2021!

Thanks to the ingenuity and enthusiasm of Upper School students and a program called Canstruction®, The Interact Club and the Habitat Project Steering Committee, with the help of the Student Government Association are currently collecting donations to build a house out of cans!

The annual Upper School Spirit Week always has a service component and this year it will be known as “Habitat House 21.5.” Upper School students in grades 9-12 are taking leadership roles and forming teams for a friendly Spirit Week competition to earn points by supporting the project and are helping to collect, store and build the house. Just as the Habitat Project involves the entire PK-12 school community, this one is intended to do the same.

Once the house of cans is constructed on campus as part of 2021 Spirit Week (2/16-18), all the canned goods will be donated to the Montgomery County Food Bank. Approximately 2,000 cans of specific types and sizes are needed:

Wolf Brand Chili (38-oz. and 15-oz.)
Hill Country Green Beans (28-oz.)
Progresso Hearty Chicken & Rotini Soup (19-oz.)

Cans can be dropped off at the Upper School on or before February 17. Or, to make it easy, it is possible to purchase bricks online:

Many thanks to the student leaders: Publicity-Kendall Cooper `23 (SGA), Rushika Prasad `22; Donations-Sydney Liper `21; Build-Kya Gill `21 and Emma Grosser `21 (Habitat); Ashlyn Chimenti `22 and Izzie Ferber `22 (Interact) and all students, faculty, parents and friends of the school who are supporting this outreach opportunity.

One CAN Make a Difference… one can at a time!

For more information on Canstruction Projects go to:

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