Creations for Charity 2015: Grand Rapids, Michigan
This year I was fortunate enough to take on some extra responsibility with the fundraiser. It was gain a pleasure to be involved, but being closer to the inner workings by helping with the sale site and researching and implementing some things for the future plans, 2015 was a landmark year for me with C4C. Not only was it a landmark year for me, but it was also a landmark year for Creations for Charity with support and fundraising setting a new record in funds. Between our collections throughout the year at the various conventions and the bulk of the funds resulting from the sale of your incredible donations, we reached a truly remarkable sum of $18,056. So once again, thanks so much for all you’ve done to help make that happen.
With these funds, we have been able to provide Lego to local charities throughout the country and the world, for another holiday season. I feel very blessed to have grown up with Lego and I am thrilled to share its power with less fortunate kids. It helps them learn art, design, engineering, math, problem-solving and more, and it is touching to share those things.
With the portion of funds allocated to me in Grand Rapids, MI, I was able to purchase over 45 new Lego sets and to donate them to the USMC Toys for Tots program via my local fire station, where Dorothy (the receptionist) was thrilled to see us again this year, and this year the firefighters were also in the building, and not out on a call.
Really solid sales were harder to find this year than in the past, but there were some decent ones online. You can see here all of my purchases boxed and stuffed into my car. Before I boxed them up for delivery, though, I did set them up for the annual shot of all the sets I was able to purchase and I am thrilled with the result, I trust 52 children will be too, and I hope that you all are as well. Again, thanks for help making this a banner year for C4C and we hope to do even better in the future.