Creations for Charity - Toronto, Canada

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    Another year and another amazing haul for Creations for Charity!

    To be honest, I was a bit scared this year, last year was epic - thanks to a generous donations by LEGO (this year other cities got LEGO's donation) I was afraid this year we wouldn't have as nearly a big haul. So with the low Canadian dollar, and the much feared Canadian LEGO shortage I was a bit worried.

    But I put out the call to my LUG buddies and they answered in spades! They searched out for deals, pulled in favours, and out right gave me sets - this year's haul is an extension of all the fantastic work the greater AFOL community does for creations for charity - coming together and helping deserving children in this time of year.
    So special shout out to: Eric, Graeme, John, Mike, and Nick for helping round up sets for the donation.

    So last year we donated to two local Toronto Hospitals, this year we thought we would spread the love a bit and chose: Red Door Shelter, a family shelter that provides shelter and resources for families facing a variety of difficulties.

    As always it's a fun logistical adventure getting the donations ready. Even just purchasing the sets (~40%) it ate up pretty much all my car space:

    So it's always a good sign of a good year for Creations for Charity, that I had to go up and visit Mom for her SUV so that I can transport the donation all in one go:

    Fun facts!
    In the end C4C:Toronto had;
    100 Sets (yes, :D - I had to pull some sets from the safety deposit bedroom at Parent's Bank of Simon)
    $3,843.13 Total retail cost (with tax!)
    $1,250.00 C4C Funds used (yup!)
    67.5% Savings! (awwww yeah)

    So thank ALL the people that donated, and purchased MOCs - without you all none of this is possible. You are the true heroes!

    {witty username}, Commander James, and 49 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Xtopher98 51 months ago | reply

      Wow, the Lego community is the best! Glad I could help out this year!

    2. Toa Taruho 51 months ago | reply

      Why you people don't buy contractions/technic sets????
      Anyway, hopefully you'll make many people's life better on these holidays :)

    3. Si-MOCs 51 months ago | reply

      Toa Taruho I actually did consider it/have some that I could have donated - but it came down to figuring out what sets that would be universally liked. Sure some kids would prefer Technic/constractions over system. But I bet that there would be more kids that would prefer system over technic/constraction. So where I could, I pushed for Creator - as they're the most gender neutral and safest bet :P

    4. Ultron32 51 months ago | reply

      Ah- so I was half right ;)
      Great show this year. Managed to buy a few things, maybe next year I'll have something worth donating.

    5. PincerCommander 51 months ago | reply

      This is fantastic!
      Great work Simon.

    6. Thomas of Tortuga 51 months ago | reply

      Wow. You guys are awesome.

    7. Dodge... 51 months ago | reply

      Kudos to you sir for taking the lead on this arm of the C4C event, and to Ontario LUGgers for helping you on your quest!

    8. 4estFeller 51 months ago | reply

      So that is what $4000 of lego sets looks like. Glad I could contribute to this in a small way!

    9. kimz VisionQuest 51 months ago | reply

      well done, Simon. Well Done.

    10. CD's Brick Mix 51 months ago | reply

      I just think it's so cool that you are doing all this!

    11. rt_bricks 51 months ago | reply

      Nice. Must have been cool setting up for the photo shoot. :) Quite the spread.

    12. JK Brickworks 51 months ago | reply

      Fantastic! Great job, by you and everyone involved!

    13. Gamma-Raay 51 months ago | reply

      Awesome work! This sure will make for some happy kids :)

    14. bermudafreze 51 months ago | reply

      Bless you and your generous Canadian Lego buddies, bro.

    15. luci.c 50 months ago | reply


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