Nationwide Radio Show, Kids 4 Love Project, invited BrickDreams to appear on its show this week. What a great experience to reach a large audience and talk about the mission and work of BrickDreams. The broadcast will air on Saturday, September 2 at 6:30 am Pacific time and again at 6:30 pm.
KIDS 4 LOVE Project Radio Show
We are honored to have been selected as one of the charities to receive help from some of the 2,500 volunteers at Folsom Community Service Day on September 16th. Our volunteer list filled up on the first day of enrollment! What an honor! Do you have Legos that you are no longer using? BrickDreams can put them to good use. Visit www.brickdreams.org for more information on the magic Legos and tennis ball cans can create.
Community Service Day
4th ANNUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY
The Folsom community is coming together again for the 4th Annual Community Service Day event on Saturday, September 16— Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism.
Volunteer opportunities are now available! Learn more and sign up at www.folsomcommunityservice.org
Community Service Day mobilizes thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete projects throughout Folsom that will have a lasting impact in the community. The effort is organized by the City of Folsom and numerous Folsom businesses and nonprofits.
Our goal is to complete more than 40 single day projects that benefit diverse segments of the community and assist those in need, in addition to raising $70,000 to cover project costs and supplies.
Last year, more than 2,500 volunteers participated in the 2016 Community Service Day, and completed more than 40 projects, including:
- A citywide food drive for the Twin Lakes Food Bank, collecting 115,167 pounds of food
- Clean up projects at Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma
- Packing of 675 care packages for overseas military troops
- Trails clean up projects
- Landscaping and beautification projects at Folsom schools
- LEGO sorting/collection event for children in need
- P&SVRR Railroad Equipment Cleaning and Railfest Site Preparation
- Horseshoe Pits at BT Collins Park
The large donation from the Fields family of Antelope was the perfect community service project on March 26th. Thank you very much. Members of the Eureka Granite Bay 4-H club spent the afternoon preparing Legos and getting them ready to give to our community partners. Your gift was deeply appreciated and will give many children great happiness.
Boy Scout Troop 121 members, Lleyton and Kyle Rutz, led a day of community service on Make a Difference Day. They were joined by Cub Scouts from Pack 97 for a Lego sorting event to benefit the Folsom and Citrus Heights Police Departments. Thank you cub scouts! You did a great job. And thank you to Lindsay Schield for coordinating the day with us. Lleyton and Kyle, now Life Scouts, started their scouting career at Tigers in Pack 97. Leading today’s session was a great way for them to show younger scouts what’s possible as they grow up in scouting.
Thank you to Olympus Jr. High School CJSF members who came and sorted LEGO on a rainy Friday afternoon. About 30 volunteers packed 12 cases. That’s equal to 144 lbs of LEGO. A potion of the total was immediately donated to Placer County Chaplaincy and Placer County Sheriff’s Department. Thank you Spartans for giving back to your community!
Johnson Ranch was kind enough to hold a LEGO & tennis can drive for BrickDreams! We received hundreds of cans, and lots of LEGO as well.
Thank you to the patrons of Johnson Ranch who donated their LEGO. Thank you also to Lorna Schofield, Kristin Koslowski, Lynne Paustch, Rich Wells, and the staff at Johnson Ranch for all of their hard work.
A very special thanks to Michelle Zeiss, who dropped off LEGO multiple times, and who made this LEGO drive possible. We truly appreciate your support!
Thank you to Kristi Babb and everyone at Maplewood Elementary for hosting a big LEGO drive for BrickDreams. We are grateful for all of your hard work!
Thank you to Michelle Zeiss, for all of her hard work in setting up a LEGO and tennis can drive at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club! A long time ago, I tried to set up a drive on my own at Johnson Ranch, and I was unsuccessful. l am very thankful for your help. We have already received so many tennis cans, and there are many more on the way.
Another special thank you to Lorna Schofield, Rich Wells, and the rest of the staff at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club for all of their help in making this LEGO and tennis ball can drive so successful!
We would like to extend our utmost gratitude to Mrs. Diffante’s 4th grade class at Highland Catholic School of St. Paul, Minnesota for hosting a LEGO drive for us! We are truly inspired by all of your hard work.
A special shout out to Ben – you rock dude! (: