A very sincere thank you to everyone who contributed again this year! And for those who contributed for the first time, a very special thank-you and warm welcome to the family! Spreading LEGO-cheer at Christmas and beyond is such a privilege, and this year’s donations in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area is extra special to me.
120 brand new LEGO sets valued at over $2,000 USD were donated to Arrow Child & Family Ministries, a 501(c)3 non-profit child placement organization. The services and programs of Arrow Child & Family Ministries impact over 4,000 children, teens and families each year. Since 1992, Arrow has been fighting the effects of child abuse by helping kids heal from the past, and strengthen families to break the cycle of abuse and neglect. In November 2016, 75 abused and neglected children were placed into foster homes licensed by Arrow. Many of those placements were emergency placements meaning that the children had been removed from an abusive or neglectful situation by Child Protective Services, and needed a healthy family to be placed with while either reconciliation with their parent or parents, or adoptive placement was found. Many of these kids have nothing but the clothes on their backs when they enter their foster home. These children will now be able to take a new LEGO set or two with them to give them something to take their minds off of what’s going on with their family, and have some pride and joy in building something.
Thank you again for your support of Creations for Charity, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, 3 Kings Day, and a very Happy New Year!