BrickDreams Serving the Community – Folsom Community Service Day

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

Make a Difference Day 2016 – Troop 121 & Den 97 Scouts

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.

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USA Today Make A Difference Day 2014

Thank you to the Abinante family and everyone who came to our event for USA Today’s Make A Difference Day 2014. 87 volunteers came, sorted, and packed 687 tubes of LEGO – that 343.5 pounds of LEGO! Thank you all for your help!

We would also like to extend a special thank you to Tyler Abinante, who organized the volunteers for his Eagle Scout project. Thank you Tyler!

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Johnson Ranch LEGO Drive

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!

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Molina Community Champions

I am truly honored to have been chosen as one of the six 2014 Molina Community Champions. I would like to thank WEAVE, Inc. for nominating me for this award, and everyone who attended. I am truly grateful for all of your support.

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Johnson Ranch Drive

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!

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Molina Healthcare Award

I am honored to have been selected as a winner for the 2014 Molina Healthcare Community Champion award. They stopped by Starbucks while I was working, and I was so surprised!

Thank you to Molina Healthcare, Ariana Vaughan, and Katie Osmon for all of their support! I am truly grateful!

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Highland Catholic School LEGO Drive

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! (:

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