Warner Family

Thank you to Suzi Warner who dropped off LEGO to us on 7/29.  We apologize for the delay in acknowledging you on our website.  We are reaching out to volunteers who can help sort and package your donation for delivery.  Thanks again!

Suzi Warner donation

Suzi Warner donation

Thank you, BRICK Marketplace!

In July, BRICK Marketplace emailed us – they wanted to donate their damaged boxes (with intact LEGO) to BrickDreams!  We received their very generous gift a few weeks ago.  Wow!  We can’t wait to distribute them soon.  Thank you so much!

To learn more about them, please visit them at:  www.brickmarketplace.com.

Donation from BRICK Marketplace

Donation from BRICK Marketplace

BRICK Marketplace donation

BRICK Marketplace donation

Griffin Petti

In June, we received a letter from an AMAZING 7-year-old named Griffin Petti. He found out about BrickDreams and he decided to help our charity.

His school, Palm Beach Elementary School in Lake Clarke Shores, FL did a fantastic job of supporting him.  A box was set up outside the art teacher’s classroom (also Griffin’s mom) to collect LEGO.  The PE teacher collected empty tennis ball tubes for Griffin from nearby courts.  In addition, the school’s art club created a Mondrian-inspired artwork made from LEGO and displayed it at the EG Squared Gallery – they used this platform to bring awareness to BrickDreams. Please see Griffin’s letter, photo and artwork displayed in the pictures below.

We are blown away by all of your efforts!  All we have to say is:  Griffin, YOU ROCK!  Thank you so, so much!

Special thanks to the supportive staff, students who donated, and the art club at Palm Beach Elementary School in Lake Clarke Shores, Florida. It sounds like a wonderful, caring school filled with awesome, talented kids. Thanks also to the EG Squared Gallery for displaying the artwork for a month and thus introducing many to BrickDreams.

We plan to give your LEGO donation away at the end of August. We know that the kids receiving your donated LEGO will truly appreciate all of your hard work, and you will have made their lives much better.

Thank you very much.

Griffin Petti

Griffin Petti

Griffin Petti

Griffin Petti

Griffin Petti

 

Griffin Petti - Mondrian-Inspired LEGO artwork displayed at EG Squared Gallery.

Griffin Petti – Mondrian-Inspired LEGO artwork displayed at EG Squared Gallery.

Griffin Petti Art Club Display

Maya with Griffin Petti's donation.

Maya with Griffin Petti’s donation.

DUPLO Donation to SAFE Center

On July 29th, 2015, BrickDreams was thrilled to be able to donate 8 pounds of DUPLO, some of it brand new, to the SAFE Center.  They requested DUPLO for the youngest children they serve.

To date, because of the generosity of our donors, BrickDreams has given 751.5 pounds of LEGO to kids affected by domestic violence and/or felony abuse.

Paula Mason of Child Protective Services (CPS) accepting BrickDreams donation on behalf of SAFE Center, Sacramento, CA

Paula Mason of Child Protective Services (CPS) accepting BrickDreams donation on behalf of SAFE Center, Sacramento, CA

McDaniel Family

A huge thank you to Sharon and the McDaniel family who donated brand new DUPLO in honor of their nephew and brother. Thank you so much for your generosity.

A few days ago, we received an email from Sacramento’s SAFE (Special Assault Forensics Evaluation) Center requesting DUPLO for the youngest children they serve.  We were so happy and honored to be able to deliver your donated DUPLO to them.

Thank you – you’ve helped the kids who will play with them so very much.

Donation from Titus McDaniel

Donation from Titus McDaniel

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Thank You Andelin family!

Thanks Logan and Ryan Andelin for donating your unwanted LEGO bricks to BrickDreams! You are making a huge contribution to the lives of many kids affected by domestic violence and felony abuse! Thanks again!IMG_5186

Thank You to the BrickDreams Volunteers at Cavitt Jr. High School!

On May 18th, 2015, as part of CJSF, Cavitt Jr. High School students were given the opportunity to volunteer for BrickDreams. In addition to Mrs. Davis’s 20 students, who opted to help BrickDreams during 7th period, 29 volunteers stayed after school for two hours.

The first group sorted through hundreds of pounds of LEGO by removing non-LEGO items as well as any weapons. Another set of students stuffed the sorted LEGO into donated empty tennis ball containers. Other Cavitt volunteers labeled and boxed the BrickDreams containers to ready them for distribution; the students packaged 191 tennis ball containers (95.5 pounds). In just a few short hours, the Cavitt Jr. High students changed the course many kids’ lives. We appreciate all of the volunteers’ hard work to help others less fortunate.IMG_5165 IMG_5166 IMG_5167 IMG_5168 IMG_5169 IMG_5170 IMG_5173 IMG_5176 IMG_5177 IMG_5178 IMG_5179 IMG_5180 IMG_5181 IMG_5182 IMG_5193-1Special thanks to; Mrs. Shannon Laurin, Mrs. Shelly Davis, Mrs. Lisa VandeSteeg, and Mrs. Jennifer Platt and the rest of the Cavitt Junior High School staff.

 

Stand Up Placer

Today, BrickDreams donated 14.5 pounds of Duplo as well as 27 pounds of LEGO to Stand Up Placer. We met Brittney from Stand Up Placer, who kindly accepted the LEGO donation. We hope our donation will help many kids in need.

Brittney of Stand Up Placer accepting BrickDreams donation.  6.5.15

Brittney of Stand Up Placer accepting BrickDreams donation.
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To date, we have donated 743.5 pounds of LEGO on behalf of our amazing donors.