Can Emporia enters sixth year

Fatima Oubaid / Washburn Review

From Sept. 29 until Nov. 2 the Washburn Student Government Association will be hosting their sixth Can Emporia. The Can Emporia is a charity competition held against Emporia to see who can collect the most cans for their local food drive.

It was started due to the deficit amount of community action as a way to incorporate more community activity.

“It is a great way to reach out to the community,” said Anthony Ho the WSGA administrative assistant. “At the end of the day we all do live in Topeka. Giving back makes the university proud and in turn that makes students proud to come here [Washburn].”

In the past the WSGA has raised around 20,000 cans. This year, their goal is to collect more than 40,000 cans.

“I would like to see all kinds of students get involved, not just the same people that get involved every time,” said Micah Offermann the WSGA public relations director.  “I would like to also see the surrounding community get more involved. I know we’re reaching out to local businesses this year and we’re also reaching out to churches.”

All donations will go to the Topeka Rescue Mission. Anyone interested in donating any cans can drop them off in the WSGA office, any of the drop boxes in the Memorial Union, participating departments and the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center.

For more information about Can Emporia contact Chase Sachs at [email protected] or stop by the WSGA office.