BrickDreams Participates in Folsom’s Community Service Day 2017

We had some very generous Lego donations in advance of yesterday’s Folsom Community Service Day that helped make sorting and packing 17 cases a reality! Thank you to the Hughes family of New York, the Garcia family of Texas and the anonymous donation left for us at the Community Service Day event. And a huge thank you to the 50 volunteers who enthusiastically supported BrickDreams. Community Service Day 2017

 

Thousands to Serve Charities in Folsom

We have the honor of being one of more than 50 projects selected to benefit from lots of willing volunteers at the 2017 Community Day of Service in Folsom, CA.  In advance of the day, the Folsom Telegraph has highlighted a couple of what they thought to be some of the most interesting projects and BrickDreams was one of those.  Teen leaders, Lleyton and Kyle Rutz, were interviewed by the paper.

http://www.folsomtelegraph.com/article/9/13/17/thousands-serve-folsom-saturday

 

Fox 40 Salute to Service BrickDreams Interview

We’re excited to say a photographer from Fox 40’s morning show came to interview us for their Salute to Service segment.  They saw the article about BrickDreams in the Folsom Telegraph last week and wanted to get to know more about what BrickDreams is about. The producer said the segment is scheduled to air on Wednesday, 12/21 at 6:23 and 8:15 am.

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Folsom Telegraph Highlights Domestic Violence Prevention Month

 

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.

http://www.folsomtelegraph.com/article/10/12/16/folsom-pd-hosts-domestic-violence-prevention-awards

 

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

 

BrickDreams Highlighted on Placer County 4-H Blog

Several Placer County 4-H clubs have been so supportive of BrickDreams helping with several sorting events during the past months.   They produced many cans that were quickly distributed to local agencies and they are still volunteering.  Thank you Eureka Granite Bay, Gold County, Loomis Community and Ophir Clubs!

http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=20223

 

WEAVE, Inc.

Thank you so much to WEAVE, Inc. for this beautifully written article.

Bailey contacted many organizations when he first thought about starting BrickDreams in 2012 – he wanted to find out if his idea of soliciting unwanted/unused LEGO and then donating them to kids in need could be implemented in our community.  Many companies/organizations didn’t return his calls.  Some made it difficult to establish a relationship for continued donations.  WEAVE has always been the bright spot for Bailey and his BrickDreams.

Ariana Vaughan, Beth Hassett, Nichoel Menicucci, Julie Boernhoft and others at WEAVE endlessly supported and encouraged Bailey to start and grow BrickDreams.  He was so thrilled and honored to make his first BrickDreams LEGO donation to WEAVE, Inc.

As Bailey goes off to college, we want to thank WEAVE, Inc. for all the help and support to him over the past three years.  Maya and I look forward to continuing to work with the amazing staff at WEAVE.  Thank you.

WEAVE Inc. Unsung Heros

Please visit WEAVE, Inc. at http://www.weaveinc.org/news-release/unsung-heroes-weave

Make A Difference Day Award Luncheon

We were one of the national honorees for Make A Difference Day 2013! We would like to thank so many people and organizations, including:

  • Matt Lauer
  • Savannah Guthrie
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • Jenna Bush Hager
  • Michael Feldman
  • Angela Henry
  • Mina Tegethoff
  • Kate Nolan Clemens
  • Brian Gregg
  • Newman’s Own Foundation
  • Points Of Light Foundation
  • USA Weekend

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