Over 90,000 cans donated!
A huge thank you from everyone at Wattie’s and The Salvation Army for making the Wattie’s Cans for Good 2017 initiative such a phenomenal success. This was Year 2 and we’ve had an overwhelming amount of can donations from over 205 schools around the country. Together, schools and Wattie’s have generously donated over 90,000 cans to The Salvation Army foodbanks nationally!
Foodbanks fully stocked up for Christmas!
Thanks to the incredible number of cans collected, The Salvation Army’s foodbank shelves have been restocked in the lead up to Christmas all around the country. The can donations will be used in food parcels for families who are finding it difficult at this time of year, helping to ease financial pressures and stress around Christmas time.
Winning schools – Can Creation and Can Label competition
As part of the initiative, 'Can Creation' and 'Can Label' competitions were available for schools to participate in. We were amazed by the stunning can creations and can labels which schools produced as part of the campaign. The photographs and video stories submitted were outstanding and judging the most impressive and creative entries was not easy.
For the 'Can Creation' competition, we selected five winning schools based on their creativity and effort. The winning schools are:
- Palmerston North Adventist Christian School (Palmerston North)
- Eastern Hutt School (Lower Hutt)
- Ashgrove School (Rangiora)
- Chapel Hill Kindergarten (Hamilton)
- Green Bay School (Auckland)
Congratulations to everyone at these schools who contributed to the creations. Your schools will shortly receive your $500 art or school supply vouchers. You can see all the entries here.
Also offered for the first time was a 'Can Label' competition getting students to design their own can labels for Wattie's Canned Peaches. Here are the winning submissions:
- Annalei Symmons, 13, Longford Intermediate School
- Tiana Turnbull, Year 7, Aparima College
- Jai Crowe, 11, Paroa School
The winning schools for the Can Label competition will each receive a case of Wattie’s Peaches labelled with their winning design, a case of Wattie’s Tomato Sauce and a $100 voucher to put towards art or school supplies. You can see all the winning entries here.
Runners up - Can Creation and Can Label competition
Because we were absolutely blown away by the quality of entries for our Wattie’s Cans for Good competitions, we’ve also decided to select 2 runners up for the Can Creation competition and 1 runner up for the Can Label competition.
Well done to the below two schools who are runners up for the Can Creation competition:
- Katikati College (winning entry “Eye See Peace”)
- Marina View School (view their entry here)
Congratulations also to Devonport Primary who was selected as a runner up for the Can Label competition, with this design:
Our runners up for both competitions will each be receiving a case of Wattie’s Tomato Sauce.
Cans for Good will be returning in 2018!
With such positive feedback and the significant number of cans donated over the last two years we'll certainly be back again! We've been humbled by the response and the huge effort made by students, schools and their communities and are excited to see what year 3 brings.
Thanks again from everyone at Wattie’s and The Salvation Army for your amazing support and well done again to all participating schools, we were blown away by your generosity, creativity and effort.
All the best for a safe and happy Christmas and we look forward to hearing from you when Wattie's Cans for Good returns in 2018!
The Wattie’s & The Salvation Army Cans for Good Team