Donations needed for cardboard challenge

The Centerville Community Center and the Inventors Club are hosting a local showcase for the global cardboard challenge.

The Inventors Club is looking for some support, including donations for supplies.

Based on a short film about an East Los Angeles boy who built a cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store, the first Saturday in October is a “national day of play” for kids to come together to build items out of cardboard.

With the community center set to host the challenge on Oct. 5, leaders are seeking donations.

In addition to cash, the club is seeking cereal or shoe boxes as well as re-used or reclaimed containers, from strawberry containers to egg cartons, empty bottles and bottle caps, paper towel and toilet paper tubes.

Other ideas include old fabric, pillowcases, old stuffed animals and toys, and small toys from toy stores, Army men, office supplies and art store supplies like confetti, glue, hoops, scissors, even duct tape.

Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 301, Grayson, GA 30017. Checks can be made payable to Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, with a note that the funds are for the Global Cardboard Challenge.

Contact Kimya Rainge at kprainge@aol.com or at 770-329-2554 with any questions.