2015 Cardboard Challenge

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Celebrate A Day Of Play

It’s Not a Box! It’s a _________!

Design for Change Cardboard Challenge

Bronx, NY

United States

We are a chapter dedicated specifically to children with special needs, based out of the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center in the Bronx – one of the largest centers of its kind in the United States. The center provides more than 55,000 diagnostic, therapeutic and related services to about 7,500 children and their families annually, while training close to 1,000 professionals each year. The clinic serves children from birth-21 with a range of needs and histories, including developmental and congenital disabilities, traumas and chronic illnesses. 

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Share Your Creations with the World!

Inviting The World To Play

The Global Cardboard Challenge began in 2012, following the overwhelming success of the short film, 'Caine's Arcade'. In 2017, we hope to surpass 1 million child participants!


Inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade,’ the Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation that celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. This September, kids of all ages are invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Then on Saturday, October 7th, 2017, a day that commemorates the flash mob that made Caine's day in the short film, communities come together and play!


Here are a few resources to help you host an awesome Cardboard Challenge.