10 Nov

6th Annual Creations for Charity 24-Hour Live Stream

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We’re very happy to announce the Creations for Charity 24-Hour Live Stream Presented by Beyond the Brick is back for the sixth year!

As in past years, LEGO fans from around the world are invited to watch and participate in this day-long live web broadcast. With 24 hours of nonstop LEGO action, this is surely going to be something you won’t want to miss.

From 5pm EST on Friday, November 29th to 5pm EST on Saturday, November 30th, Beyond the Brick’s Joshua Hanlon and world famous LEGO guru Kevin Hinkle will be fighting off sleep to bring you all kinds of LEGO goodness. Many viewers will remember Kevin from past live streams, but this is the first year he is joining for all 24 hours!

What exactly can you expect during the live stream?

The building of numerous LEGO sets and MOCs.

The discussion of numerous LEGO-related topics with AFOLs (including LEGO designers!) from around the world.

…and much, much, more!

If you would like to join us on the broadcast and participate in the live event, please fill out our brief Google form. All ages of LEGO fans from anywhere in the world are welcome to join the fun!

If you want to simply watch the live stream, you can do so by returning to the blog you’re reading now or monitoring Beyond the Brick on YouTube. We’ll post right here on creationsforcharity.org as soon as the broadcast begins.

Donations of LEGO sets or funds to purchase LEGO sets are encouraged. Once again this year, all sets/funds raised as part of the 24-hour live stream will be used to purchase LEGO sets for kids in Indiana hospitals. If you make a monetary donation, feel free to suggest fun LEGO activities for us to do on the broadcast. Click here to donate. Beyond the Brick will once again be matching any monetary donations up to the first $500!

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10 Nov

Three weeks left in the fundraiser

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There’s 3 weeks left in this year’s Creations for Charity fundraiser and there’s still time to donate a custom creation to sell and raise money!

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02 Nov

New items for sale

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Check out what’s new for sale from the fundraiser, and don’t forget there’s two weeks left to donate a creation!

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20 Oct

Over $6,500 in the first week

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Thanks again to a generous $4,500 donation from Brickworld and coupled with having sold over $2,000 from our store, this year’s Creations for Charity is on its way to a great start. Now we just need more creations to sell! See what’s sold so far. Don’t forget you can donate a creation before November 15th.

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15 Oct

Store opens today!

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Our store opens today for the 2019 fundraiser and we have some amazing items for sale! Check back often as new creations will be added until November 15th. Don’t forget you can donate a creation by November 15th. Let’s go for another great year!

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01 Oct

Creations for Charity now accepting donations for the 2019 fundraiser!

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The 11th annual Creations for Charity fundraiser is now accepting donations of custom Lego creations for sale in our fundraiser taking place from October 15th to November 30th. The money we raise will be used to purchase and donate Lego sets to underprivileged children in several locations throughout the world. We welcome anyone to submit a creation to sell by filling out the donation form on our website. We will then list your creation in our Bricklink store and notify you when it sells so you can ship it directly to the buyer. Let’s once again build to give back for the holidays!

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29 Dec

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA – 2018

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It seems like I’m one of the last to share my reactions on C4C each year. It’s difficult to say more than I have said in the past, and yet, each year I am thrilled at the prospect of contributing to the excitement and joy of children at Christmas. Even my own kids eagerly helped me select some sets this year to give to the donations.

This year in Grand Rapids, we were able to work with Billy Bear Hug Foundation again and are grateful continuebuilding and strengthening that relationship. They reach so many families in need of kindness during the holidays.

With the help of BBH and their student volunteers, we were able to reach _____ kids and shine a light. C4C continues to be a highlight in my year as an AFOL. So much thanks to all who contributed time, energy, and more to this year’s fundraiser.

From BBH:
“In this season of giving, it’s important to remember those shouldering additional burdens as they observe the holidays. Our Youth Advisory Board members wrapped Christmas gifts for patients and families from @hospiceofmi’s pediatric hospice program. Thank you to @creationsforcharity2009 and @d.w.studiosmi for donating the amazing Lego sets and all of our donors who make this possible.”

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24 Dec

Creations for Charity – Georgia

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Its a privilege and an honor to help such a great cause. This was our first year buying and distributing for C4C and it touched our hearts.
We supported the cause by donating 10% of our November earnings to the cause and we thank all those who shopped at eclipsegrafx.com to help us raise more money.

When ever we do any charity work we like to involve our kids in the process so they can see for themselves that they are blessed and that they can use those blessings to help others.

For our first time around we decided to help 2 groups of children. One from the “Rainbow House” group home in Jonesboro, GA. The group home fosters children from the age of 13-17 and they had about 20 kids living there at the time. We also helped an organization, Operation LunchBox, that donates food to children in poverty and homeless children in the Henry County area of GA. They feed over 1500 kids a week and have plans on expanding.

In order to keep the children’s identities safe we wont be able to photograph them enjoying their new presents.

Walking into Operation Lunch box.
My children enjoying picking out the perfect presents for the children in need.

At the end of the night my daughter was crying because she wishes we could do more for these children. We have come up with a better plan to help even more children next year and we hope to multiply our reach.

Thank you C4C for all you do and thanks to everyone who supported the drive.

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24 Dec

Creations for Charity 2018 – Brazil

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Merry Christmas and greetings from Brazil!

I would like to start by saying – thank you to everyone who donated a creation to this event, as well as to those people who bought creations, we would not have been able to help out so many kids without your generosity. It was a pleasure to volunteer this year to help purchase and distribute the toys, and I hope to participate again in the future!

This year we have been able to unite two nearby orphanages called Casa de Acolhida and Abrindo Caminhos. Besides donating the wonderful toys that we love, we also made a snack to break the ice with the children. Of course we did not deliver simply the toys, we loved to build so we sat on the ground and helped the kids to build the models. Unfortunately we were not able to take pictures of the children for safety reasons because they were taken from their parents. One thing in particular struck me a lot this year, a wheelchair-bound child came down from his chair with a big smile on his face and sat on the floor and build with me.

Thanks again for the opportunity to make all these children have happy memories, in fact the greatest happiness is for us that we can do this beautiful job!! Congratulations Nannan for giving us such an opportunity! Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone!

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24 Dec

Creations for Charity – Toronto, CA – 2018

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T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the store,
All the sets were sold, there were just no more.
Thanks to all the people, who donated and bought,
From the C4C store, so many Sold Lots!

These Donated builds, were converted to gifts.
These LEGO sets, Kid’s sprits they lift.
From Toronto to Cario, Australia to Hungry,
AFOLs MOCs to Presents tucked under the Tre

Thanks everyone for your help in this deed.
To give a little back, to children in need.

I’m privileged to be able to help with Creations for Charity again this year and take the money raised from the awesome donners and buyers and procure some awesome LEGO sets for some children in Toronto, Canada. Again we chose the Toronto Children’s Aid, which is the our equivalent of Child Protective Services as well as provide support and services to children and their families. With the usual help of our ToroLUG Elf: Eric, and some ToroLUG donations – we managed to donate 67 sets or about $2100 in LEGO.

C4C Toronto 2018

LEGO is the most requested item from parents and is an infrequent donation, so a large LEGO donation is cherished and always in need. So the Children Aid’s Society is always extremely happy to get our yearly donation.

I’m not sure how to keep saying this: but it’s an incredible feat to see how this community can come together and do something great to help others. From the bottom of my heart, Thank You.

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23 Dec

24-Hour Live Stream Donations in Indiana

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This year’s Creations for Charity 24-hour Live Stream hosted by Beyond the Brick was another 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 and the Mishawaka area. 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.

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