The Wellington-based nonprofit Bricks Busting Boredom is launching a new program called “Isolation Creations” to help local children through the current virus emergency.
Founded in 2015, Bricks Busting Boredom collects new and used Lego bricks to donate to children’s hospitals, foster homes and emergency shelters. With the unprecedented impact COVID-19 has had on society, the charity is hosting a Lego-building competition called “Isolation Creations.”
Bricks Busting Boredom is asking kids to send them a picture of their most creative Lego builds. Three winners will be chosen each week. Each will win a new Lego set that will be shipped directly from Amazon to their home. The pictures or video can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Bricks Busting Boredom is proud to be able to follow our goal of fostering creativity and bringing smiles to children’s faces during trying times,” said Daniel Clein, co-founder of the charity.
Bricks Busting Boredom was a Philanthropy Tank finalist in 2016 that earned $12,000 in support of the unique cause. Philanthropy Tank (www.philanthropytank.com) is a local program that provides a select group of students the chance to develop their own charities. The students receive mentorship, education and have the opportunity to earn up to $15,000 for their cause.
“Philanthropy Tank is all about empowering our next generation of philanthropists to create solutions to address problems that affect our communities. Bricks Busting Boredom is proof of that through their innovative approach to positively engage people while they stay safe and stay home during this pandemic,” Philanthropy Tank’s Executive Director Amy Brand said.
Make donations and learn more about Bricks Busting Boredom by visiting www.bricksbustingboredom.org.