Brickshare provides free Legos

$927 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 34 months
James Triestman  LAGUNA HILLS, CA
Brickshare is a website founded on the idea that every Lego set comes with extra pieces, so why not share those today with a child who cannot afford Legos. These extra pieces will be made into Brickbots for children to enjoy. I am Alex and have enjoyed Legos since I was 6 years old.

The idea of Brickshare came to me when I realized how expensive toys are! When I understood about how much a dollar could buy, I could not afford my favorite Legos. Legos are a great way to build, use your imagination, create, use math skills, and more. I love Legos, but with every set I found extra pieces. I wondered what I could do with these extra pieces. So over the past 6 years, I started to collect these pieces plus had some pieces from sets that became broken. I knew that I could create something fun out of these extra bricks. An even better idea was to share these creations that I called Brickbots with children who could not afford Legos.

Brickshare helps military children who have parents that are deployed abroad to bring them joy, children who can barely afford the cost of food, and orphans or children abroad who could not afford the cost of a Lego set. We send Brickbots to children who would really enjoy playing with Legos or they can create their own Brickbots out of those pieces.

We will be helping the following organizations: South County Outreach, Orangewood Foundation, Kidworks, Thomas House Shelter, Families Forward, Project Hope Alliance, and Stand Up for Kids. All these organizations serve the 28,000 homeless kids who live in Orange County.
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Update 4
Posted by James Triestman
27 months ago
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Thanks to all the donations in 2014:
Brickshare donated:
1019 Brickbots (toys made out of donated Lego pieces)
314 New Lego toys, $2300 worth of new toys, $600 donated food, $1250 grants
2015 Goal is 1500 Brickbots!
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Update 3
Posted by James Triestman
27 months ago
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This is Alex with a Christmas holiday update! My goal is to reach 1000 toys for 2014! Help me reach my goal, only 181 toys needs which is $500! Donate today!
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Update 2
Posted by James Triestman
32 months ago
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This is Alex. If you are busy doing fun summer plans, I am happy to do the shopping for you. Any dollar donation is helpful, so don't worry! Or as my mom says, "don't worry be happy!"
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Update 1
Posted by James Triestman
32 months ago
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This is Alex! Thanks Mary! Brickshare appreciates your support!!
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$927 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 34 months
Created June 8, 2014
AG
$25
Alii Goedecke
22 months ago

Alex--Keep the sunshine of Brickshare going strong! You are doing great things for your community!

TC
$25
Triss Chesney
27 months ago

Way to go, Alex! Keep up your inspirational work.

SL
$20
stewart levine
27 months ago

On your way to reaching your goal!

JB
$54
Janell Bitton
29 months ago

Alex, you are amazing. This donation is in honor of the tremendous job you did at your bar mitzvah and the unbelievable work you do to help kids in the community. Hope this helps you reach your goal of providing legos to homeless kids this holiday season.

$15
Mandy Haack
29 months ago

Keep it up Alex!

JP
$25
Johanne Padilla
29 months ago

Alex- here is my contribution to the holiday drive.

SD
$40
Stan Can Design
30 months ago

great idea

CM
$50
Carol McDonald
32 months ago

Alex, this is a great project! You will bring so much joy to so many kids!

NG
$25
Nancy Geiger
32 months ago
TK
$25
Tracy Kingston
32 months ago

My kids LOVE our legos .... thank you for sharing the love!

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