Almost one year ago Nirvan Mullick visited Smart Parts in East Los Angeles searching for a door handle for his car. On his trip Nirvan met Caine Monroy, a 9-year-old boy who built cardboard arcade in the front of his father’s car parts store. Nirvan made a film about Caine’s Arcade and the video made headlines throughout the world. People from around the world began visiting Caine’s Arcade, it also inspired thousands of kids to build their own cardboard arcade games. Today, Caine’s Arcade Facebook page has over 124,000 fans and more than $215,000 has been donated to Caine’s College Fund. Nirvan and Caine created the ‘Global Cardboard Challenge’ inviting the entire world to play and create on October 6th, 2012.
9-year-old Caine Monroy has created his own functioning cardboard arcade called ‘Caine’s Arcade’ located at 538 N Mission Rd, in Los Angeles, CA. Caine built the arcade over the summer using old boxes from Smart Parts, his father’s car parts store. Caine’s first customer, Nirvan Mullick was looking for a door handle for his car and came across Caine’s Arcade. Nirvan looked at ways to get more people to the arcade and turned to Facebook for help. October 2, 2011 a group of people surprised Caine wanting to play his arcade. Caine’s Arcade has it’s own website with hours and directions, you can also donate to Caine’s $25,000 college scholarship fund which has already raised over $10,000. Caine’s scholarship is receiving $1,000 every 30 minutes, it’s expected Caine will make the $25,000 goal by the end of the day. Caine’s Arcade even has a Facebook page with over 2,500 fans.
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