Thank you Olympus Jr. High School CJSF

BrickDreams thanks Mrs. Fowler and her CJSF group for not only helping us sort, but for conducting a week long donation drive on campus plus with their feeder elementary schools.  We not only received Lego but Duplo too.  And in some cases the donations were brand new. We were thankful for their tremendous generosity and for a great afternoon of sorting. olympus-jr-high-school-community-service-92016olympus-jr-high-school-community-service-92016-iiiolympus-jr-high-school-community-service-92016-iiolympus-jr-high-school-community-service-92016-4

 

 

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

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.

Ready, Set, Go! LEGO that is

What’s fun to do on a Tuesday night?  If you’re a member of the youth group at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, sort LEGO of course.  A great group of youth and their parents helped BrickDreams prepare LEGO cans for distribution later this week. The Palo Alto Police Department, our newest partner, will be the lucky recipient of 4 cases. Thank you for your help. We’ll look forward to sorting with you again next year. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 4 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3

 

Gold Country 4-H Volunteers Monthly to Support BrickDreams

Gold Country 4-H club Community Leader, Johnna Humber, inspired me (Lleyton) to get other 4-Hers involved in sorting events for BrickDreams. She believes in BrickDreams so much that Gold Country 4-H sorts LEGO every month at their 4-H Community Meeting.  That’s some community service! So far they have completed 59 cans in just 2 months and keep asking for more!  They do great, detailed work. Some of their members participated in Make a Difference Day with us and have become expert sorters at this point! Thank you Gold Country 4-H we appreciate what a great ambassador you are for BrickDreams.

Loomis 4-H joins other Placer County 4-H Clubs in Service

Thank you to the Loomis 4-H Club who responded to my invitation for other 4-h clubs to host a sorting activity at their monthly community meeting.  Community leader, Ellen Doerner, reported the youth had fun working on the sorting project. Many of them came to the monthly 4-H community meeting early, just so they could start before the meeting.  And boy did they work hard sorting 3 cases as an awesome team! They followed the instructions perfectly. Thank you Loomis 4-H. BrickDreams appreciates your community spirit!

Placer County 4-H Turns Out For Community Service

The annual Placer County 4-H Still Exhibit Day was held on January 30, 2016 and BrickDreams was there.  4-Hers from across Placer County gathered project entries to be judged before the fair season. There were community projects alongside BrickDreams including Valentines for Veterans.  BrickDreams was honored to be part of a day of service to our community.  Placer County 4-H Still Exhibit 013016Placer County 4-H Still Exhibit 3 013016 Placer County 4-H Still Exhibit 2 013016

Local 4-H Club Kicks-Off 2016 With Community Service Work

BrickDreams Eureka Granite Bay 4-H Community Service 012316The Eureka Granite Bay 4-H Club held their first community service event of 2016. Eighteen members, friends and family sorted bricks and provided quality control on several cans of tennis balls.  In the end, they completed 5 cases of cans. A wonderful effort of 60 lbs of LEGO! Their effort will go to some deserving kids.

Make A Difference Day 2015

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Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who supported BrickDreams during the 2015 Make a Difference Day. We had volunteers from the general public, 4-H, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. We even had a volunteer who drove from Concord, CA to volunteer. Thank you Beckie! Together, 9 cases of LEGOs were sorted and are now ready to get into the hands of the kids. We couldn’t do it without you.
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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.