A Fort Collins artist recently won a national contest and raised $1,000 for the Larimer County food bank.

NBC has a crafting competition show hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman called "Making it." The series is meant to inspire Americans to unleash their creative side, and includes a second version that streams online called "Making it at Home."

In one of the episodes, they challenged viewers to make something creative out of all the items they could find in their "junk drawer." Fort Collins artist Alan Kinney took this as a personal challenge, creating a "robot" called "CLIPR", which stands for "Caring Loving Intelligent Pandemic Robot."

Thanks to Kinney's win, Amy Poehler went on to announce that they're donating $1,000 to the Larimer County Food Bank.

See the full video featuring Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler HERE.




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Everyone please meet C.L.I.P.R. (Caring Loving Intelligent Pandemic Robot). He has a big heart and a level head and he’s here to help you hold it together. • • Had a little fun on our snowy Fort Collins night with the @nbcmakingit #makingitathome Junk Drawer Challenge for Episode 1 of “Making It... At Home”. The idea is to create something out of objects found in your junk drawer at home. The winner of this challenge will have $1000 donated to their local food bank by @nbc and we in the Kinney house think that’s pretty spectacular! • Luckily we haven’t thinned our junk drawer in what appears to be EVER. I crafted this little helper strictly from items found in said junk drawer... right down to melting an old hot glue stick with a tea light lit with matches I found way in the back. See if you can tell how many different objects went into creating C.L.I.P.R.! • • #AlanKinneyArt #MakingIt @nbc #crafts #artsandcrafts #art #artist #colorado #fortcollins #mentalhealth @food4larimerco #foodbank #charity #donate @nickofferman @amypoehlersmartgirls #Coronaissance #robot #recycle #upcycle #create #build #imagine #pandemicstache A post shared by Alan Kinney (@alankinneyart) on


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