Start a Snowball Grant Awarded to BrickDreams

BrickDreams is excited to announce we are the recipient of a grant from the Start a Snowball organization.  Start A Snowball is helping build the next generation of givers through engaging kids in community service & funding their projects with seed money grants. We will use the grant to ensure we have a ready supply of Duplo to donate to our community partners who need them for their very young children. It will be great to expand how we fill the need in our community. Duplo is also a LEGO product, but is bigger and not a choking hazard.  Know anyone who has Duplo to donate?  We would gladly welcome it. Please see the website for our address.

Stand Up Placer in Auburn Scores A Donation

BrickDreams has joined forces with Stand Up Placer in Auburn and made a donation of 4 cases of LEGO to Annie Hess, Advocacy Specialist on behalf of the children they serve. We are proud of the great work Stand Up Placer does and are excited to be working with both the Roseville and Auburn locations.  A big thank goes to Amos, Martha and Leah Humber wonderful youth partners who sorted, packed and delivered the donation.  We couldn’t do it without you!

President’s Volunteer Service Award

Congratulations Lleyton Rutz on being awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for your exemplary efforts with BrickDreams.  The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Obama.  Lleyton also received the Certificate of Excellence award signaling service work that was deemed within the top 10 percent of applications within the state of California.

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Neighborhood LEGO Donations fill BrickDreams Need

The McNulty Family was inspired to gather LEGO for BrickDreams after seeing the recent article on us in the El Dorado HillsTelegraph.  They reached out to friends via social media and received a number of generous donations, including Duplo which is still desperately needed by BrickDreams.  Thank you McNulty’s for gathering so many generous donations and for acting so quickly to get them to us. McNulty

Lakehills Covenant Church Youth – Kids Helping Kids

Thank you to Ms. Stacey’s youth group at Lakehills Covenant Church in El Dorado Hills. They saw the article about BrickDreams in the Folsom Telegraph and wanted to dedicate time to helping us sort LEGO to help other kids.  They did a terrific job and we look forward to working with them again in the future!20160417_132127

Boy Scouts in Service

We are so proud of the great service Eric Barlog of Troop 550, Lleyton Rutz, Kyle Rutz, Connor Chang and Christopher Luo of Troop 121 have demonstrated on behalf of BrickDreams.  Thank you! Take a look at the blog produced BrickMarketplace, the online retailer of LEGO products, that features the work of these young men.Troop 121 BrickDreams ServiceEric Barlog Eagle Scout Project

http://blog.brickmarketplace.com/2016/02/brickdreams-eagle-scout-service-project.html

 

Thank you Sierra College Storage

Thank you to Sonny and Jeninne Ledford of Sierra College Storage in Roseville, CA. They kindly donated a month of storage as we actively work to get the LEGO out of storage and we have into the hands of children. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Thank you to a friend of BrickDreams

We’d like to thank Mr. John McInstosh who graciously transported 4 boxes of tennis balls cans to the Palo Alto Police department and into the hands of Lieutenant Zach Perron who will get them to deserving children. We are excited to have new community partners as far as Palo Alto and Mr. McIntosh made that happen. Thanks again.

Tennis Ball Can Donations…Come Rolling In

We’ve received a lot of tennis ball cans lately so we’d like to express our thanks.  Thank you to Folsom Lake Jr. College Mens and Womens Tennis team, Broadstone Racquet Club and Rio del Oro Racquet Club for not only recycling your tennis ball cans but helping BrickDreams in the process.