Posted on 12/25/13 by Josh B.
This is my third year of participating as the Chicago-area representative for Creations for Charity, and I have to tell you – this is one of my most favorite parts of the year! I love seeing the LEGO community come together to help those who are less fortunate. This year, thanks to the support of BrickLink and LEGO, we were able to have our best year yet! I was one of the locations chosen for the LEGO donation to Creations for Charity, and it was amazing how much they sent – almost $6,000 worth of LEGO products covering themes from The Lord of the Rings, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ninjago, Technic, and more! Just look at all the LEGO products they sent – it was hard to fit it all into one frame!
One of my most favorite parts of this organization, is actually in dropping off the LEGO products at the Toys for Tots dropoff point, as I nearly always get to hear about some of the families who will be getting some of our LEGO products! This year, I learned that there was a large Autistic society that had put in a large request for Star Wars LEGO sets, and that Toys for Tots was thrilled that they had a LOT of Star Wars sets to distribute to them! They were also very excited, as they usually have less amounts of toys for older children, and LEGO sets work perfectly for the older kids! I can’t tell you how thankful I am to be part of such a kind-hearted community, and how honored I am to be a part of this charity. Thank you all for your generosity – none of this would be possible – thank you all for being so AWESOME!!!!