31 Oct

More items added

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There’s one month left in the fundraiser and we have added more items for sale. Check out the new donations added to the store or see what’s been sold already. Remember, you can donate a creation until November 15th.

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20 Oct

Over $8,000

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Creations for Charity 2017 is off to a great start! Around half of our new donations this year have already sold in the first week bringing in over $3,500. Along with a generous $4,500 donation from Brickworld, this puts us at over $8,000 raised so far. We could use more creations in the store to keep the sales going seeing how fast several of our new items are selling. Donate a creation or buy one today!

Over $8,000

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15 Oct

Store now open for the 2017 sale!

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Our store is now open for the 2017 fundraiser! Visit our store to see what’s for sale this year and check back often as new creations will be added until November 15th. You have until then to donate a creation as well.

Creations for Charity store now open!

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01 Oct

Creations for Charity 2017 fundraiser now accepting donations

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We are now accepting donations of custom Lego creations for the 9th annual Creations for Charity fundraiser. Starting today, you can donate a creation to sell in our online store that opens from October 15th to November 30th. Sales will go toward buying Lego sets for children in need across multiple countries. Check out our donation page to see how you can take part.

This year, we are planning to expand our donation locations to areas that were affected by the recent natural disasters in North America. Your participation will help us reach our goal to donate as much Lego as we can in these areas. Take a look at last year’s donations and remember to check back again on Christmas to see this year’s donation results!

Creations for Charity 2017 now accepting donations

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14 May

Springfield Central High School library project

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During our 2016 fundraiser, we were contacted by a high-school librarian about a unique reading project and an opportunity for Creations for Charity to help out. Springfield Central High School is an urban school located in Springfield, Massachusetts where three-quarters of the students live far below the poverty level. The school’s librarian, Rebecca Rowland, came up with an idea to foster interest in reading.

She created a program where students add a Lego brick to a growing sculpture for each book they read. When we heard about the idea, we were happy to help out and donated over $500 worth of Lego bricks to the school’s library. At the end of the spring semester this year, the students have checked out 4,233 books since the project started in October. Below is an overview of the project written by a student from the school, Jaymarie B.

The Springfield Central High School library has brought in a new attraction to the library. The incentive is that for every book a student takes out, he/she gets to put a new Lego piece on the Lego structure. Once a visitor enters the library, the structure sits right in front of the circulation desk. This is a project that was brought up to represent visually, how many books are read by the students. The structure requires engineering and logic skills to keep it sturdy and standing. This helps show the STEM side of our school. Some Legos were donated by Ms. Martha DuroShea and Mrs. Katherine Carpenter, and the rest were purchased by Ms. Rebecca Rowland. Creations for Charity has donated thousands more Legos to sustain the project through the rest of the year. The project encourages kids to take out more books to sort of add to this community structure we have made. The structure should be thought of more as a community garden: everyone adds their own little touch to make this nice thing that everyone can enjoy looking at and participating in. Overall, this incentive that has been brought to the Central library has had a positive impact.

Check out the finished sculpture where each brick represents a book that a student has read. We’re impressed to see the results and to know that the bricks will be reused next year for the same cause!

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21 Apr

Battle of the Bricks live building competition happening April 21st

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Nick Della Mora (BrickinNick) is hosting a live building competition on Twitch showcasing some amazing talent from North America, and proceeds raised from the event will benefit Creations for Charity. Tune in for the event on April 21st at 9pm EST on Twitch for the show where you as the viewer will determine what the builders will create and whose creation will reign supreme!

Battle of the Bricks - Live Brickbuilding Competition

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25 Dec

Creations for Charity 2016 wrap up

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2016 marks another tremendous year for Creations for Charity as we were able to donate Lego in 9 locations over the world. With the help of the Lego fan community, we sold over 100 custom creations raised $13,877 and purchased numerous Lego sets for underprivileged children. When I see photos of the Lego donations each year knowing that many children will be happier during the holidays, I consider it one of the greatest gifts I receive. It is my motivation to organize the fundraiser year after year.

Merry Christmas from Creations for Charity!

This holiday season has been busy for many of us, and I am always grateful for everyone involved including the donors who spend time crafting unique creations for the store, the buyers who support us through their purchases and our coordinators who purchase Lego sets and donate them to the kids. When I organized the first Creations for Charity fundraiser in 2009, I was a college senior with plenty of spare time. Now my free time is scarce as I go through training as a resident physician in neurology. Between taking 28-hour calls and working through both Thanksgiving and Christmas, I relied heavily on our coordinators this year to manage as much of the fundraiser as they can, and they delivered beautiful results. I couldn’t have asked for a better present this year than seeing all the donation photos on Christmas Day.

We also reached an important milestone this year when we became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization just this month (Employer ID Number 81-3162510). This means that our future purchases will be exempt from income tax in the US and our US donors will also be able to make tax-deductible contributions to our charity. With these privileges we look forward to acquiring even more Lego sets for future donations!

Over the years Creations for Charity has become the Lego fan community’s annual tradition of giving back during the holiday season. It is a tradition that is too good to stop. Going forward, I plan to continue the fundraiser and expand to new areas of distribution. We welcome suggestions for improvement and hearing from individuals interested in offering their help or expertise. Happy holidays everyone and I hope you’ll join us (again) in 2017!

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25 Dec

Creations for Charity- Vila Velha, Brazil 2016

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I would like to say thank you to everyone who has contributed in some way to Creations for Charity, the support of all of you is very important. Thank you so much!

Project May 23 ( Creations for Charity)

This year my personal goal was to serve an institution with more than 100 children, and this was possible because of the support of the entire community around the world. I chose the May 23 Project, which was created in 2009 to help children including youths and adolescents in the neighborhood on Red Earth. The initial idea of ​​the project was to provide food and shelter for the needy children in the nearby neighborhoods. Over the years, activities have been incorporated to take the children out of the streets to prevent them from entering the world of crime and drugs. Today, the project has Portuguese, English, dance, martial arts, painting and soccer classes. The project is all maintained by volunteers.

May 23 project ( Creations for Charity).

As usual I involved several other friends who, besides helping me in this project, also donated clothes and food to those children who so badly need our support. It was a wonderful party and of course we all sat on the floor with the children and went to do what we know best, play with this wonderful toy called Lego that gives us moments like this of so much joy.

May 23 project ( Creations for Charity).

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24 Dec

Creations for Charity – Monument, Colorado 2016

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It’s that time of year again! I would like to start off by saying a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 2016 Creations for Charity fund raiser. You all did an amazing job and we had yet another successful year!

This was also the last year of the triptic brick, which was designed WAY back in early 2014, and the picture is now complete! I have no idea what the new thank you gifts will be designed/available for next year, but I will be putting my thinking cap shortly! If you have any ideas for any “thank you” items you would like to see I would love to hear your ideas!

Left: 1st Pass Pencils    Center: Final Vector Artwork     Right: Inked Artwork


In addition to keeping my eyes peeled for 50% off sales throughout the year I also worked with Jack at Chowren Toys to complete my shopping list. Thank you Jack for all of your help and for working with me so I could maximize my purchasing power.

I was allocated $1200 in funds this year and was able to purchase 221 boxed sets and 100 minifigure poly bags for a total of 321 LEGO items. All of these items were donated to Toys for Tots and will be distributed to children in El Paso County, Colorado.

Thanks again and I am looking forward to 2017 !   – Kristi

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24 Dec

24-Hour Live Stream Donations in Indianapolis

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This year’s Creations for Charity 24-hour Live Stream hosted by Beyond the Brick was a great success! Thanks to generous contributions from The LEGO Group, Brickmania and Brick Loot, as well as live stream viewers, we were able to donate $4,000 worth of LEGO sets to Franciscan Health hospitals in Indiana. The toys will go to hospitalized kids in need in Indianapolis. Special thanks to Nannan for his work on Creations for Charity each year. If you missed any part of the 24-hour LEGO broadcast, click here to watch.

Merry Christmas!

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23 Dec

Creations for Charity – Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 2016

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A very sincere thank you to everyone who contributed again this year! And for those who contributed for the first time, a very special thank-you and warm welcome to the family! Spreading LEGO-cheer at Christmas and beyond is such a privilege, and this year’s donations in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area is extra special to me.

120 brand new LEGO sets valued at over $2,000 USD were donated to Arrow Child & Family Ministries, a 501(c)3 non-profit child placement organization. The services and programs of Arrow Child & Family Ministries impact over 4,000 children, teens and families each year. Since 1992, Arrow has been fighting the effects of child abuse by helping kids heal from the past, and strengthen families to break the cycle of abuse and neglect. In November 2016, 75 abused and neglected children were placed into foster homes licensed by Arrow. Many of those placements were emergency placements meaning that the children had been removed from an abusive or neglectful situation by Child Protective Services, and needed a healthy family to be placed with while either reconciliation with their parent or parents, or adoptive placement was found. Many of these kids have nothing but the clothes on their backs when they enter their foster home. These children will now be able to take a new LEGO set or two with them to give them something to take their minds off of what’s going on with their family, and have some pride and joy in building something.

Thank you again for your support of Creations for Charity, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, 3 Kings Day, and a very Happy New Year!

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