Thank you Andrea Jimenez and Blake Pentecost for your generous Lego donations. Today at national Make a Difference Day, your Legos were prepared for donation to the Citrus Heights Police Department where they are being eagerly awaited for distribution. Your donation will mean so much for other children. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
Boy Scout Troop 121 members, Lleyton and Kyle Rutz, led a day of community service on Make a Difference Day. They were joined by Cub Scouts from Pack 97 for a Lego sorting event to benefit the Folsom and Citrus Heights Police Departments. Thank you cub scouts! You did a great job. And thank you to Lindsay Schield for coordinating the day with us. Lleyton and Kyle, now Life Scouts, started their scouting career at Tigers in Pack 97. Leading today’s session was a great way for them to show younger scouts what’s possible as they grow up in scouting.
The Folsom Telegraph newspaper covered the Symbol of Service award ceremony held at the Folsom Police Department on October 7th. BrickDreams was recognized for its effort to address the needs of child victims of domestic violence. We thank all individuals and agencies who work tirelessly to end violence.
We are so lucky to be recognized for our work recently. Today, Daisy Button Believes (www.daisybuttonbelieves.com) awarded BrickDreams their Believers & Doers award. Each month Daisy Button Believes awards a few kids across the U.S. the honor of Believer and Doer because of all they are doing to make a difference. The founder of Daisy Button said she was impressed with what we’ve accomplished with BrickDreams. In just the last year, we’ve sorted and donated more than 700 lbs of LEGO and got them to kids who can enjoy them. As a winner, BrickDreams will receive special mentions in social media and press campaigns which will help us so much as we keep doing our charity work. Take a look at the link below.
The Domestic Violence Prevention Collaboration (DVPC) recognized BrickDreams today with one of their Annual DVPC Awards. The award was given to individuals who have demonstrated compassion and dedication in supporting survivors of domestic violence. The award ceremony is held in October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The DVPC is comprised of law enforcement representatives, government representatives, and local non-profits and has been in existence since 2003. It is dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence through advocacy, education and training, intervention, law enforcement and coordination of resources.
BrickDreams could never make its distributions without a ready supply of tennis ball cans. This summer, we’d like to thank Doug and Chrys Atkinson of Sparetime, Inc. There are many junior tennis tournaments in Northern California during the summer months and Coach Doug and Mrs. Chrys Atkinson were kind enough to help us get the cans used at these tournaments. So far more than 30 cases have been donated. Wow, that’s a lot of cans!
Nancy and Kevin Lentsch donated a large number of completed LEGO structures to BrickDreams that were part of Kevin’s collection. He has been collecting and building for more than 26 years and his wife, Nancy, was the one to give him many of the sets during their marriage. The sets are complete and many have instruction books so we are hoping to be able to donate them to some of our partners as intact sets. Thank you Lentsch family for your generous donation. Here is one of the many sets they gifted us.
The Yolo County Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center has been a wonderful partner to BrickDreams. They help get the news out of BrickDreams efforts and have been responsible for growing our presence to new heights in Yolo County. Yesterday, BrickDreams was able to donate 12 cases or 144 cans to several agencies in Yolo County. We are amazed and saddened to realize how many agencies are needed in just one county serving child victims of abuse. Thank you MDIC and all the Yolo agencies who work tirelessly to make such a difference.
Thank you Diana Thorndup of Folsom. The Thorndup Family donated a LEGO friends set. BrickDreams is excited to get your generous donation in the hands of children who will thoroughly enjoy it.
Thank you to the Donn Kanagaki Family of El Dorado Hills for your generous donation of LEGO to BrickDreams. The Kanagaki sons are now adults and allowed their collection to help the kids of BrickDreams. Thank you for making a difference!