26 Dec

CfC 2019 donation in Brazil

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As always it’s a great honor to be part of this project. Creations for Charity can change lives forever, starting with my own. Can we imagine how many children will never play with Lego? Here in Brazil maybe 70% of them, that’s why it’s so important for me. Bringing Lego to those kids won’t change that percentage much, but for those kids who got this awesome toy it will change their life 100%. This year we visited two orphanages, the first one with 16 kids (Centro de Vivência 2) and the second with about 20 kids (Centro de Vivência 1). While in the past years we played with the kids and took some pictures, this year they changed some rules so we can’t share pictures of the children. I hope that the simple gifts brightened their holidays or maybe bring some hope for them. Thanks Nannan for the amazing opportunity, and thanks everybody that donated something for Creations for Charity. See you next year !!!

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24 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 Brickmania, Brick Loot, and viewers like you, we were able to donate $3,000 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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23 Dec

Wollongong, Australia

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Once again I am blessed to help out Nannan and the amazing Creations for Charity group in spreading the joy of giving LEGO gifts to sick or underprivileged kids around the world!

I think this is at least my 4th year of organising the LEGO donation to Kidzwish, and I really look forward to continuing to spread the Christmas cheer. In addition to the funds sent from Creations for Charity, GongLUG members Graham and I again donated over $23000 Aus to Kidzwish through the running of the LEGO exhibition, Illawarra Annual Brick Spectacular.

Children with disabilities and illnesses from as far as 400km away benefit from the programs and generosity Kidzwish provide and I couldn’t be happier to continue to support them.

Merry Christmas to all and a big thanks again to Nannan and Creations for Charity!

A boot load of LEGO goodness for delivery to Kidzwish
100 sets stacked up at home

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23 Dec

Hungary 2019

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It was an honor to work together with the CfC Team donating the children in 2019. Together we have contacted three organizations to donate inside and outside the borders of Hungary.

This year we have really tried to focus on those kids who really deserve help and affection. The Eastern region of Hungary, those families and kids have really difficulties to cope with everydays living.

With the help of Creations of Charity more than 100 sets could be collected and presented as gifts to these children.

There are no words to describe the emotions which could be seen on the faces of these young fellows. Sure these memories, these feelings are a must to keep us going on.

Thanks to all builders, thanks to everybody who donated and thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make this come true.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Hungary!

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21 Dec

Cairo, Egypt 2019

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This year we donated 140 Lego kits to refugee children from South Sudan.  We donated to a school and a women’s community center.  At the time of our donation, six women and her children were living in the community center to escape domestic violence and other social problems.  Women also gather at the community center to sew items to sell and learn new skills.  The families to which we donated are very poor as they fled wars and face discrimination in Egypt.  A typical family only makes $250 per month.  So that the children would have something to store their Legos in, this year we placed their Legos in plastic containers.  Enjoy the photos.

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08 Dec

$16,400 raised in the 2019 fundraiser

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The 2019 fundraiser is a wrap, and we have raised $16,400! Check back by Christmas to see photos and stories of our Lego donations. Take a look at all the creations that have sold. A huge thanks to all the builders, buyers, and donors who made it all possible once again!

Thank-you gifts to donors who have sold a creation in this year’s fundraiser have been shipped. Thanks again to Kevin Hinkle for the design and EclipseGrafx for the custom printing!

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