Wellington’s Jonathan Clein, 15, a freshman at Suncoast High School, doesn’t really remember a time when there were not hundreds of pounds of Lego bricks in his garage.
In 2015, Jonathan’s then 15-year-old brother Daniel started the nonprofit Bricks Busting Boredom. Since then, Bricks Busting Boredom has collected and donated close to two tons of used Lego bricks and 1,350 new Lego sets to children’s hospitals, homeless shelters, foster homes and emergency shelters throughout Palm Beach County.
When Daniel moved off to college, his younger sister Sarah took over the nonprofit, and now with Sarah off at the University of Florida, Jonathan is in charge. “Bricks Busting Boredom has been a part of my life since I was a 9-year-old,” he said. “I’m excited to continue to spread the Lego Love.”
Earlier this month, Jonathan and Bricks Busting Boredom held a Lego party at the Quantum House at St. Mary’s Medical Center for 40 children with the Kiwanis Club of West Palm Beach. The Wellington-based nonprofit donated 100 pounds of used “upcycled” Lego bricks. Jonathan happily posed for pictures with the children dressed as the Lego Man. He hopes to continue collecting and donating Legos and spreading kindness brick by brick.