Nannan Z. ADMIN December 8, 2010
Creations for Charity 2010 is over. Our total raised this year is $9,035!
Group DescriptionCreations for Charity is an annual fundraiser event where builders contribute MOCs or custom minifigs to sell and raise money to buy LEGO sets for Toys for Tots.
In 2009 we sold over 30 MOCs and raised just over $2,000, which we used all of it to purchase and donate almost $3,000 worth of Lego sets.
In 2010, we sold 120 items and raised $9,035. Stay tuned for more details!
Here’s how it works:
Contact me with your MOC donations. I will list your MOC(s) on my Bricklink store starting in November and contact you with the shipping address of the buyer if your creation has sold. You can choose to be compensated for the shipping cost or donate that amount to the fundraiser. In addition, each person who raises over $50 through MOC contributions and/or donations will receive a unique gift. The deadline for contributing a MOC is December 1st, 2010.
MOC contributions are open to anyone over age 13. If you are under 18, please make sure you have a parent’s approval.
If you want to donate a MOC, please contact me via Flickr or by email (email@example.com) with the following details:
1. A clear picture of the creation
2. Gallery url if available
3. Approximate selling value
4. Name of the creation and optional short description of the model
5. Builder’s name (include at least the first name and last name initial) and country
You can also contribute to Creations for Charity through a monetary donation starting November. For each $2 donated, you will be entered once into a drawing for some fabulous prizes (more to come)!
You should consider the ease of shipping the MOC without it getting damaged beyond repair. Your target buyers will be people who have had some experience with building, so they should be able to put basic components together. Holiday-themed MOCs are especially popular.
Come up with a price for a MOC based on size and complexity. If your price seems too low or high, I will recommend adjustments.
Most MOCs will ship if packaged well. Use Ziploc bags to contain the MOC so its contents won't get lost in case of damage. Stuff all other empty space with a filler material such as newspaper or packing bubbles. When you shake the final package, you shouldn't hear any noise from things rattling inside.
Where does the money go?
Money from sales and donations will be collected in my Paypal account. I will use 100% of the funds to purchase as much new LEGO as I can and donate them to the charity group Toys for Tots in mid December.
By Christmas, I will publish the results of the event and lots of pictures.
Feel free to ask me any questions and I hope to see you take part in the success of Creations for Charity 2010!
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