23 Dec

Creations for Charity – Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 2016

Posted in Uncategorized on 23.12.16 by

A very sincere thank you to everyone who contributed again this year! And for those who contributed for the first time, a very special thank-you and warm welcome to the family! Spreading LEGO-cheer at Christmas and beyond is such a privilege, and this year’s donations in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area is extra special to me.

120 brand new LEGO sets valued at over $2,000 USD were donated to Arrow Child & Family Ministries, a 501(c)3 non-profit child placement¬†organization. The services and programs of Arrow Child & Family Ministries impact over 4,000 children, teens and families each year. Since 1992, Arrow has been fighting the effects of child abuse by helping kids heal from the past, and strengthen families to break the cycle of abuse and neglect. In November 2016, 75 abused and neglected children were placed into foster homes licensed by Arrow. Many of those placements were emergency placements meaning that the children had been removed from an abusive or neglectful situation by Child Protective Services, and needed a healthy family to be placed with while either reconciliation with their parent or parents, or adoptive placement was found. Many of these kids have nothing but the clothes on their backs when they enter their foster home. These children will now be able to take a new LEGO set or two with them to give them something to take their minds off of what’s going on with their family, and have some pride and joy in building something.

Thank you again for your support of Creations for Charity, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, 3 Kings Day, and a very Happy New Year!

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23 Dec

Creations for Charity 2015: Dallas, TX

Posted in Uncategorized on 23.12.15 by

Thanks to your donations and support, the Dallas, TX area contribution of just over $2,300 RRP of 86 LEGO sets was given to stock Chosen Ones’ gift closet! Chosen Ones is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that helps children in foster care, children who are eligible for adoption, and families who are caring for them get support. Over 4,100 children in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are in foster care after having been removed from their¬†parents (either temporarily or permanently) by the State due to abuse or neglect. Chosen Ones provides support groups, resources, and tangible assistance through a “Just¬†4 U Closet” available for foster and adopt families to use as a resource anytime they need to. In addition to stocking children’s clothes of various sizes and other toys, they are now fully stocked with LEGO sets for these children who are in very emotionally (and sometimes physically) trying situations to have and enjoy, giving them something to build, feel proud of, and use their imaginations with.

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A huge thank you once again to everyone who contributed to make this happen. Your donations are making a difference and will continue making a difference for years to come!

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