The 2014 fundraiser is almost over, but we need your help to buy the creations. It would mean much to those who spent time making a custom item that they hope will sell. Prices have been lowered drastically. Please take a look at our store.
There’s only two weeks left in this year’s fundraiser. Prices have been lowered on many items. Check out what’s on sale and purchase a creation today!
This is the fastest we have reached $3,000 in all the years of the fundraiser. We have the potential to set a new record this year. Take part today by buying a creation or donating a creation before November 15th.
See what’s new in the store and what has sold.
We’re making great progress early on. Keep the donations coming!
Our annual sale begins today and will run until November 30th. Check out the store to see what’s for sale so far and keep an eye out for more items added until the end of the fundraiser. If you’d like to donate a creation for sale, please fill out a donations form before November 15th.
Happy October everyone, it’s time to kick off the 6th annual Creations for Charity fundraiser! Starting today, we will be accepting donations of custom Lego creations for our sale from October 15th to November 30th. As usual, anyone can donate a Lego creation for sale in the fundraiser. All you have to do is fill out a form and be prepared to ship the creation directly to the buyer. For the budget builders, you can still choose to be reimbursed for the cost of making your creation. Take a look at the Lego sets we donated last year.
This year we have a unique gift for our donors that we hope will be come a tradition for years to come. When you contribute $20 or more to the fundraiser, you will receive a double-sided custom-printed brick. The front features “Creations for Charity 2014″ and the back reveals part of a design that will become complete when you collect the bricks in 2015 and 2016!
Learn more about our fundraiser and see a video on the about us page.
The 5th annual Creations for Charity ended with over $20,000 worth of Lego sets donated to children in 6 cities across 3 countries. This year with the first time help of The LEGO Group and Bricklink, we far exceeded the amount of Lego we’ve ever donated in a single year. We sold over 100 custom creations and raised $8,600, and as usual our distribution coordinators found great deals and purchased as much Lego as possible with the money raised.
Creations for Charity continues to embody the Lego community’s talent and spirit of giving back. The simple idea of builders selling their creations to raise money to buy Lego sets for underprivileged children has really taken off. As a builder, you experience the satisfaction knowing that someone will cherish and display the creation you assembled brick-by-brick. As a buyer, you felt the thrill of opening the package and setting that one-of-a-kind creation on your shelf. But most importantly, the kids are the ones who benefit the most – receiving a brand new Lego set that is likely their first one. Just the thought of the countless hours of play that these sets will bring is more than enough to brighten my holidays.
Apart from the big picture, Creations for Charity is full of small stories. I can only imagine the selfless act of a 5 year old boy who gave all of his birthday presents to us to give to those who are less fortunate. I can only imagine the bittersweet feeling of a parent giving their kids their favorite Lego sets for Christmas when their home was destroyed by a fire. I can only imagine the warmth in the hearts of those who sat down with kids in an orphanage to build a new Lego set together. Of those stories we know, many more will never be told to us, but they are out there and they exist because of what we did.
The future is bright for Creations for Charity. I am always happy to welcome new participants and volunteers and to see our donations grow. The efforts of so many people involved give me inspiration and joy, a gift I look forward to receiving each year. I am honored to be a part of such an amazing community.
First I’d like to say a hearty THANK YOU to LEGO, Bricklink and everyone who donated or purchased items for this years fundraiser to make it such an enormous success! Without the kindness of the Lego fan community this fund raiser would not be possible.
This is the 3rd year I have participated in the Creations for Charity fundraiser, but the 1st year I was personally affected and understood exactly how much this fund raiser really means to the people who receive these toys. My best friend of 20 years lost 100% of their homes, belongings and cars in a house fire back in August. Since then many members of the Lego community donated loose bricks and sets and Creations for Charity set aside some funds which I was able to use to repurchase each of the 4 Bogner children their favorite LEGO set. These donations have meant the world to these children who literally lost everything except the clothes they were sleeping in. I still smile when I think of how happy the kids were when they received the donations and the subsequent hours they have spent building castles, trucks and Zanadu sized houses.
In addition to the loss experienced by my friend Colorado has experienced 2 major natural disasters in the last 6 months, one of which made international news. The loss of homes from the Black Forest fire and 200 square mile flooding in Northern Colorado was close to 2,000 homes with another 19,000 seriously damaged. Because of this enormous loss our local Toys for Tots has had more requests for toys this year than the last 5 years combined.
This being my first year as a distributor I was not sure what to expect. I found that I had a lot of fun purchasing the sets and really enjoyed talking to people about the charity when I was asked why I was buying so much Lego.
In total I was able to purchase 132 sets with my allocated funds and the Toys for Tots volunteers were all smiles when I dropped them off. They said that Lego is the most requested and wished for toy consistently every year, no matter what the age range.
So again, thank you to everyone and my fellow coordinators for making this year such a success and giving back to those in their time of need.
I would also like to specifically thank the following people and companies whose generous donation of their time, resources, building bricks and accessories helped me make this years thank you gifts possible:
Chris McVeigh, Tyler Clites, Nannan Zhang, Brick Forge, Print-A-Brick, Chrome Block City, Andrew’s e-bricks, Queen Creek Bricks and Alex Taylor Collectibles
Have a safe holiday, a Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year!