Bricks for Good (www.bricksforgood.org) is a brand new charity fundraising feature of GlobalGiving (www.globalgiving.org). Through Bricks for Good, donors receive special limited edition building sets containing LEGO elements in exchange for donations to select charitable projects. There are three sets available (build a school, plant a tree, build a well), each corresponding to a set of three GlobalGiving projects that receives the donation.
When you make a donation you can get a set to build a well, school, or tree using LEGO elements and we'll use your donation to support projects that actually dig wells, build schools, or plant trees in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. To receive a custom set, donations of $50, $100, or $150 are required; shipping costs are included (US locations only).
How Bricks for Good Works
GlobalGiving has designed three custom brick sets to allow users to build a well, a school, and a tree. The brick sets are a free thank-you gift in return for a donation to the Bricks for Good Fund. Based on your selection, GlobalGiving will disburse your donation to several top-performing projects in Africa, Latin America, and Asia that are focused on providing clean water, expanding basic education, and promoting reforestation.
About the sets
The sets were designed by Justin Rupp, an employee of GlobalGiving, AFOL, and member of WamaLTC. Each set has been designed to contain techniques, elements and opportunities for play that will appeal to both adults and children. Each Bricks for Good set includes all of the pieces required to build each set and step-by-step instructions to assemble the set. All of the parts in the sets are official LEGO elements, with the exception of one custom set of stickers in the well set.
About GlobalGiving Foundation
GlobalGiving is a fundraising platform that gives social entrepreneurs and nonprofits anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised nearly $66 million from 267,000 donors who have supported more than 5,500 projects around the globe. Find out more at www.globalgiving.org.
It sounds like a great idea, and a worthy cause, so if you can please support this initiative by a fellow AFOL.
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