Love Lego Bricks and a Challenge?

I just received an email from Global Giving about Lego’s Bricks for Good. You or I can buy Lego Bricks as a charitable gift. The bricks enable you, or a child you love, to build a replica of what you’re gift is for.  A gift of $100, for example, brings you the gift of a Lego set to build a schoolroom. They say, “Your donation will go to support three incredible projects in Kenya, Guatemala, and India that are building schools and providing education to children.”

I love Lego. I bought lots of different sets for my two sons. I may have even given Lego to my daughter – I’ll have to ask her. The first sets were general, not designed to be something specific. I liked those best.

You might think about a charity challenge for Father’s Day, June 17. It could include Lego Bricks as a possibility.

How can you offer your child or grandchild the chance to challenge his or her dad?

1 –  Show the child two or three charities and ask him/her to choose the one he/she likes best.

2 – Give him or her $10 or $20, even $50, to make a gift to the charity in honor of his/her dad.

3 – Tell him or her to challenge his/her dad to match the gift so the charity receives double!

4 – Dad can take the cash and use his credit card to make the gift of the doubled amount in his own name. Everybody wins.



Author of memoir Nigeria Revisited My Life and Loves Abroad, blogger, board member U.S.National Committee for UN Women, former Peace Corps volunteer, Unitarian Universalist, expert in nonprofit management and fundraising, certified fundraising executive (CFRE), racial justice advocate..

Posted on June 7, 2012, in Giving. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I love this idea! I missed it for Father’s Day, but it may be something to do later in the year….


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