24 Dec

Creations for Charity 2013 Dallas

Posted in Uncategorized on 24.12.13 by

Dear Reader,

This year’s CfC is a success and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without your support. I would like to thank everyone for their donations and purchases. Your contributions reflect the generosity of the LEGO community and have brought forth the message of love and caring for this holiday season. This is my 3rd year serving as the Dallas distributor and as always, it has been a privilege to donate these toys. By now many people will have a small memento of this year’s drive in their home and many more children will have a LEGO set for Christmas.

 

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Over 200 sets here ready to be delivered to Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Legacy, Southlake. I want to give a special shout out to Samuel, who is the most generous 5 year old ever! Instead of keeping any LEGO for himself on his birthday, he decided to donate all of them to us (see photo below). Thank you so much Samuel for your generosity!

 

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday to all!
Warm Regards,
Ethan

P.S. To my fellow coordinators: Nannan, Matija, Don, Josh, Kristi, and Simon great job on your hard work!

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26 Dec

Dallas Charity Wrap-Up

Posted in Uncategorized on 26.12.12 by

The Spirit of Giving

As a kid, getting LEGO for Christmas was something I looked forward to with great joy and anticipation. I would spend a great deal of time staring at catalogs and wishing for anyone of them to be by the fireplace on Christmas mornings. On those mornings, opening a box of LEGO was a magical experience and memories that I will cherish for a life time.  I signed onto this charity because I hope to create the same feelings I felt in children who are going through a difficult time in their lives.

Buying

My strategy was to wait on a really good deal and pounce on it! Unlike the previous years, this year’s sale was slow. However, during Black Friday, I seized the opportunity to buy sets that were 40 to 50% below MSRP price! Below is a photo of some of the sets that were going to be donated. I am pleased to say that this year, we had a nice selection of themes to give out.

 

Acknowledgements

This year I have again distributed the LEGO sets to the 3 Children’s Hospitals located in the greater DFW area (Legacy, Dallas, and Southlake). With LEGO being so coveted at the hospital, you’ve no doubt created fond memories like those I’ve felt on Christmas mornings. Thank you for your selfless acts of generosity. I also want to thank my fellow CFC2012 teammates for their effort and hard work.

Happy New Year everybody!

Warm regards,

Ethan (Donut)

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23 Dec

Dallas Donations Wrap Up

Posted in Uncategorized on 23.12.11 by

The Spirit of Giving

As a kid, getting LEGO for Christmas was something I looked forward to with great joy and anticipation. I would spend a great deal of time staring at catalogs and wishing for anyone of them to be by the fireplace on Christmas mornings. On those mornings, opening a box of LEGO was a magical experience and memories that I will cherish for a life time.  I signed onto this charity because I hope to create the same feelings I felt in children who are going through a difficult time in their lives.

Buying

My strategy was to wait on a really good deal and pounce on it! The end result: I spent $1155 on $2429 (52% savings) worth of LEGO sets! I bought the bulk of the sets from Target and Meijer who were having 50%  and 60%  sale respectively.  Here’s a picture worth a thousand words 70 sets.

Distributing

In November we published a story about Justin, a brave young boy, who was fighting against a terrible type of cancer. His story is very touching and I wanted to do the same for thing for the other boys and girls who are ill.  So this year, I have distributed these sets to 3 different Children’s Hospital (Dallas, Plano, and Southlake) and Make-a-Wish HeadQuarters (Irving). I hope that these sets will provide comfort for the kids and I wish them all a speedy recovery.

Acknowledgements

“We hardly ever get LEGO donations because they’re so expensive but all the kids want them”, these were the responses I got from the representatives of the Children Hospitals. I thought I’d share that with you because your contributions have a made a meaningful impact on a child. With LEGO being so coveted at the hospital, you’ve no doubt created fond memories like those I’ve felt on Christmas mornings. Thank you for your selfless acts of generosity, you all have BIG hearts. I also want to thank my fellow CFC2011 teammates for their contributions, you guys/girls rock!

Thank you all and happy holidays!

Warm regards,

Ethan (Donut)

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