Posted on 12/24/14 by Eniko
Merry Christmas and thanks from Budapest! We would like to transmit happy reactions from more than 100 orphaned children’s on receiving their new LEGO sets.
This is our first time being part of Creations for Charity. We were planning to do a charity project this year because our work and passion is to bring happiness with LEGO to children’s lives. Unfortunately it is very hard to organize a gathering in Hungary. When CfC wrote us back we couldn’t believe our eyes. This is the best Christmas project we’ve ever heard. Is there anything better in the children’s Christmas than getting LEGO for presents?
We are a LEGO store in Budapest called Kockashop, so it was easy to purchase the sets in a fortunate price! We purchased with CfC’s help more than 60 sets!
I decided to distribute the sets between three Children’s orphanages located in the Pilis Mountains in Hungary. We transferred the sets with the help of my friends in the Csepp a Tengerben organization who are also working for children. We were all very excited. These were maybe their first LEGO sets in their lives! We visited poor families too and gave them Duplo sets because in the orphanages the children were from 7 to 19 years old. So we helped young poor mothers to put Duplo under the Christmas tree.
When the children got their LEGO presents they got so excited that they began to organize thematic Lego afternoons. The first was watching the Hobbit movie and playing with the Hobbit sets.
I’m sure they will never forget this Christmas, and we will never forget your help!
So thank you dear builders and everybody who donated or purchased LEGO items! You made Hungarian children’s Christmas more joyful! Without you, we wouldn’t have been able to do this!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Hungary!