23 Dec

Creations for Charity 2018 – Dallas, TX

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Happy Holidays! Once again, thanks to your donations and support, the Dallas, TX area contribution of just about $2,000 RRP of LEGO sets was given to stock Chosen Ones’ gift closet! Chosen Ones is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that helps children in foster care, children who are eligible for adoption, and families who are caring for them get support. Over 4,100 children in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are in foster care after having been removed from their parents (either temporarily or permanently) by the State due to abuse or neglect. Chosen Ones provides support groups, resources, and tangible assistance through a “Just 4 U Closet” available for foster and adopt families to use as a resource anytime they need to. In addition to stocking children’s clothes of various sizes and other toys, they are now fully stocked with LEGO sets for these children who are in very emotionally (and sometimes physically) trying situations to have and enjoy, giving them something to build, feel proud of, and use their imaginations with.

A huge thank you once again to everyone who contributed to make this happen. Your donations are making a difference and will continue making a difference in the lives of these special children for years to come!

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22 Dec

Creations for Charity – Cairo 2018

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This year we donated Lego sets to about 75 refugee children living in Cairo, Egypt.  We made the donation at the African Hope Learning Centre (AHLC), which provides a safe education for children of refugees who fled the war in South Sudan and other conflict zones in Africa. Due to overcrowding and prejudice in local schools, AHLC provides refugee children a needed alternate learning center.

Before donating individual sets to the children we played with them from tubs of Legos during their art classes. It was a very enjoyable experience to see them make their own Lego creations. Enjoy the photos.

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21 Dec

Creations for Charity – Hungary 2018

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First I would like to say thank you to LEGO fans who donated or purchased and took part in this project. Without you, this wouldn’t be possible for us to participated for the fifth time in row!

This year again my plan was sending the LEGO sets to children who are really in need and extreme poverty. Orphanages and institutes near the border usually have less money to buy or purchase presents for the children in Christmas time so I decided to transfer the biggest part of LEGO sets there. We also gave some sets to families who lives in the poorest countryside, and maybe never would be able to give any presents to their children. All in all we donated over $1,300 worth of sets which is more than 60 LEGO sets… And the kids laughter was uncountable!
Children who are living in orphanages or children’s home usually get used toys for present. At this Christmas time, maybe at first, they spent hours playing with high quality brand new LEGO sets and their heart could fill with plenty of joy. I hope we managed to give some special experience to lot of hungarian children who may didn’t have this much happiness in their life so far.

It is a pleasure to experience how much help can we get from the community based on LEGO! A huge thank you once again to everyone who contributed to make this happen. Your donations are making a difference and will continue making a difference for years to come!

I wish amazing holidays to all of you!
Cheers,
Viktoria

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09 Dec

Australian Creations for Charity 2018

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Australian Creations for Charity 2018

Once again a huge thanks to Nannan, the Creations for Charity team and the greater AFOL community for giving me and others the opportunity around the world to help out disadvantaged kids to a LEGO Christmas!

Armed with another sizable donation from C4C, $1700 Aus, and another cracking success for Graham’s LEGO raffle, raising $2800 Aus, we hit the stores looking for discounted LEGO for the Kidzwish Christmas Party. The Kidzwish Foundation hosts a yearly party catering for over 4000 disadvantaged and disabled kids from Sydney to the Victorian border! You can read more about the great work they do here

Graham and I hit the stores and bought up big! 240 LEGO sets from themes like Friends, City, Star Wars, Ninjago and more!
This was one of our trips to the shops!

Stocking up!

Here is a better look at the haul

Total

The Kidzwish team were once again amazed by the number of sets we were able to donate.

Final haul

The Christmas party was another massive success, here are some shots of some happy kids with their choices.

Happy

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Yet again it was an amazing effort, and we are so glad up to 240 kids could go home with the Christmas gift of LEGO putting a smile on their face.

Thanks Nannan and team for 2018!

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07 Dec

Over $16,000 raised!

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Together we raised over $16,000 this year from Creations for Charity! A huge thanks to all the donors and buyers for this phenomenal result. Please check back by Christmas to see our donation stories and photos. In the meantime, here are all the items that were sold.

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26 Nov

5 days left!

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Just 5 days left in this year’s fundraiser and prices are reduced substantially. There’s still some great creations left!

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24 Nov

2018 thank-you gifts are ready!

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If you donated a creation that sold for Creations for Charity, you can look forward to getting one of these in the upcoming weeks! A huge thanks to Kevin Hinkle for the design and Victor from EclipseGrafx for the printing!

Creations for Charity 2018 thank-you gift

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23 Nov

We Are Live!

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The Creations for Charity 24-Hour Live Stream Presented by Beyond the Brick has begun! Tune in for 24 hours straight of LEGO talk, LEGO building, and even interviews with LEGO designers and community team members in Denmark. Click here to sign up to join the live stream.

For every hour that we’re live, The LEGO Group has agreed to donate $50 worth of LEGO sets. Many thanks to the generous folks over at LEGO.

BrickMania has also agreed to donate a a set for every hour that we’re on air. Cheers to Dan and the team over at BrickMania for supporting the charity again this year!

Additionally, Brick Loot has agreed to provide some neat products for every hour that we’re on the air. Shout out to the Krex family for their kindness.

We’ll also be accepting donations via Paypal throughout the live stream. If you donate, you may or may not be able to request that we do certain things during the live stream. So, put your thinking cap on and donate wisely!

Our auction of the UCS Millennium Falcon runs until the end of the live stream! All the money raised will be used to buy more sets for Creations for Charity. https://www.ebay.com/itm/323555367801

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23 Nov

Over $10,000 and one week left!

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One week left in this year’s Creations for Charity! Many prices have been reduced, don’t let the opportunity pass to buy a creation before November 30th!

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15 Nov

New items added

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Take a look at the latest items for sale from this year’s fundraiser. There’s only two weeks left until the store closes for the year, let’s help sell these amazing creations!

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13 Nov

5th 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 fifth 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 23rd to 5pm EST on Saturday, November 24th, Beyond the Brick’s Joshua Hanlon and Boone Langston will be fighting off sleep to bring you all kinds of LEGO goodness.

What exactly can you expect during the live stream?

  • Live build of the UCS Millennium Falcon, the largest LEGO set ever made!
  • 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 match any monetary donations up to the first $500!

We will also be auctioning off a copy of the UCS Millennium Falcon built during the live stream! Head over to our Ebay auction to bid on the set. All proceeds from the auction will go to Creations for Charity.

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