We are approaching the end of the 2014 fundraiser, don’t miss out on buying one of the many excellent creations still in our store!
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.