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Creations for Charity 2011 – last words

The third annual Creations for Charity ended with 418 Lego sets donated to the children, totaling in value of almost $9,200. The toys were given to Toys for Tots in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Los Angeles, and to Childrens Hospitals and Make-a-Wish in Dallas. Our fundraiser sold 66 custom Lego creations and raised $5,700.

This year the charity expanded to benefit children in multiple cities, and the results were greatly positive. Instead of giving a bunch of Lego to one place, we were able to distribute our donations across multiple locations. The tremendous help from the coordinators made this possible. The sales coordinators worked diligently to accept donations and run the store. I’m proud to say that there were no problems with any transactions they processed. Thanks to the distribution coordinators, we made efficient use of our funds to purchase almost $9,200 worth of Lego with less than $4,600 of spending money after paying fees from sales and the cost of making the keychain gifts.

As Creations for Charity goes into its fourth year, we will be expanding to countries outside the United States. Our new task will be to make sure the fundraiser can keep up with the rate of expansion. Despite this year’s sales being affected by the economy, I’m no less confident that we’ll see more success in the future. It’s a great cause and there’s no reason not to keep going.

At last, all this couldn’t have happened without the donors and buyers. You guys are the ones who make it possible for us to help the children. Thank you, and thanks again, for sparing a thought for others and sharing the gift of the brick.


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