Make children happy during the Christmas holidays and get awesome LEGO creations at the same time!
Creations for Charity, founded by Nannan Zhang three years ago, is a fundraising event where LEGO builders from all over the world donate their LEGO creations to sell, and raise money to buy LEGO for underprivileged children for the Christmas holidays. 100% of the funds raised go towards buying the LEGO sets.
In its first year in 2009, Creations for Charity sold 43 creations and raised $2,010. They purchased and donated almost $3,000 worth of LEGO sets to Toys-for-Tots. In 2010 they sold 120 creations and raised $9,035 from sales and monetary donations and donated over $14,000 worth of LEGO sets along with a check for $723 to Toys-for-Tots. This year Creations for Charity is hoping to set a new record! 😀
To expand the scope of the event this year Creations for Charity put in place a team of coordinators who will distribute the LEGO sets in four US cities: Grand Rapids, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Los Angeles.
❗ Would you like to participate? Here are ways you can help!
- You can visit the Creation for Charity store, and buy a custom LEGO creation donated by a LEGO fan. Please check the store frequently as new LEGO creations are added constantly. The store will be open until the 30th of November.
- You can donate your own LEGO creation for this fundraiser. To donate a LEGO creation, simply fill out a donation form. If this is your first time participating, you can learn more about Creations for Charity or read the FAQ section. There are more buyers than you may think and hot items sell really fast for a lot of money, so please consider donating something! The deadline for donations is the 15th of November.
Donors who have contributed at least $60 to the fundraiser by donating a LEGO creation will receive a nice custom LEGO keychain as a token of appreciation. (The keychains are also available for sale in the store.) Each key-chain is professionally engraved by Tommy Armstrong and expertly glued by Sean Kenney. Each also features a chrome brick from Chrome Block City. For more info visit the Creations for Charity website! 🙂