BrickDreams donation to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

It was great to recently meet Megan Boespflug, Development Director of CASA and to provide her with 12 lbs of LEGO.  She is excited to share the supply of cans we left with her at an upcoming volunteer meeting where she will be able to describe the mission of BrickDreams to the team.  We can’t wait to deliver more cans when you’re ready!

Megan Boespflug, Development Director of CASA accepting a BrickDreams donation.

To date, because of the kindness of our donors, BrickDreams has given away approximately 857.5 lbs of LEGO to be distributed to kids in need.

Thank You – Yolo County MDIC

On October 11th,  I met with Yolo County MDIC (Multi Disciplinary Interview Center) Program Director Cameron Handley to provide a BrickDreams’s donation of 48 tubes of LEGO (24 pounds).  Our donation may be used to help kids who are served through the Yolo County MDIC. Often, those children have been witness to, or victims of felony abuse.

Thank you to Cameron for also for taking the time to give me a tour of the office, especially given you are in the midst of a remodel.  I loved hearing of Daisy the Center’s special canine helper! I look forward to meeting her on a future visit.

Special thanks to Cecilia Lopez of the Yolo County MDIC for coordinating BrickDreams’ donation.

Cameron Handley, Program Director, Yolo County MDIC

Cameron Handley, Program Director, Yolo County MDIC

To date, we have donated 833.5 lbs of LEGO to charities that serve deserving kids in our community.

Thank You to Rancho Cordova Police Department

Thanks for Rancho Cordova PD for accepting our 12 pound LEGO donation.  Bob McCulley (“Volunteer Bob”) accepted it on your behalf.  The Rutz family; Susan, Kyle and Lleyton were on hand to assist with this donation.

Kyle Rutz, Maya Snow, Susan Rutz, and Lleyton Rutz outside Rancho Cordova PD. September 22, 2015.

Kyle Rutz, Maya Snow, Susan Rutz, and Lleyton Rutz outside Rancho Cordova PD. September 22, 2015.

Donation to Rancho Cordova PD. With Bob McCulley ("Volunteer Bob"). 9/22/2015

Donation to Rancho Cordova PD. With Bob McCulley (“Volunteer Bob”). 9/22/2015

To date, because of the generosity of our donors, we have given away 809.5 lbs of LEGO! Wow!!

SAFE Center, Sacramento

On September 2nd, BrickDreams delivered 36 lbs of LEGO to Sacramento’s SAFE (Special Assault Forensics Evaluation) Center.  We dropped it off just in time – their BrickDreams LEGO stock was almost gone!  Thanks to the generous donation from BRICK Marketplace, we were able to deliver complete sets!

Chrystal of SAFE Center pictured with our donation.

Crystal of SAFE Center pictured with our donation.

To date, we have given away 787.5 pounds of LEGO to kids affected by domestic violence and/or felony abuse.

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

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.
6.5.15

To date, we have donated 743.5 pounds of LEGO on behalf of our amazing donors.

Folsom Police Department

Thank you to Commander Rick Hillman, Sergeant Chris Emery, Chief Cynthia Renaud, and Commander Dirk Regan for accepting our BrickDreams donations.  We are grateful that Folsom PD plans to carry them in patrol cars and distribute the LEGO to kids during a frightening time in their lives.

 

Commander Dirk Regan, Sergeant Chris Emery, Maya Snow, Chief Cynthia Renaud, Commander Rick Hillman

Commander Dirk Regan, Sergeant Chris Emery, Maya Snow, Chief Cynthia Renaud, Commander Rick Hillman

 

To date, BrickDreams has given 712 pounds of LEGO to deserving kids on behalf of our donors.

Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy

Thank you, Mrs. Maureen O’Brien of the Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, for using BrickDreams’ LEGO to help kids during distressing times.

Mrs. Blake accepting LEGO on Mrs. Maureen O'Brien's behalf (Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy)

Mrs. Blake accepting LEGO on Mrs. Maureen O’Brien’s behalf (Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy)

To date, through the generosity of our donors, BrickDreams has given 700 lbs of LEGO to kids in need!

SAFE Center, Sacramento California

We received the following email from Irene Chu of SAFE Center in Sacramento in December.  Thank you, Ms. Chu, for your kind words – we are grateful to be able to partner with you to help kids in distress.

Dear Nina and Maya,

It was such a pleasure meeting with both of you yesterday and getting to know how the BrickDreams initiated by its founder, Bailey, and how this project takes off.  It is even more encouraging to see that more and more children and families are benefiting from such a good deed.  Although the economy appears to be recovering, our County resources are still quite limited, and in addition to the restrictions of our grant fund, our Center has not been able to replace a lot of the old and worn out toys, and needless to say, we surely do not have any extra money for high quality and educational toys such as lego blocks.

Your project is definitely a blessing for our Center, as well as the children and families whom we serve on a daily basis.  On behalf of Sacramento County Child Protective Services and the SAFE Center, I would like to express our heart-felt thank you and appreciation for your generous donations of the lego blocks, and I would also like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Sincerely,

Irene Chu, M.S.

Program Specialist, Emergency Response Program &

Director, SAFE Center

Sacramento County

Child Protective Services

925 Del Paso Blvd., Suite 500

Sacramento, CA, 95815

Tel: 916-874-5761