On Wednesday, October 11th, various club members distributed donated LEGO sets to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Due to financial issues related to Brexit, FairyBricks, our normal charity partner, is currently unable to ship sets outside of the UK. Rather than wait for these issues to get sorted out, the club elected to donate sets ourselves as well as using donated funds to purchase discounted sets to donate. Thanks to everyone who has donated towards these efforts.
When we started our partnership with Fairy Bricks a few years ago we always intended to go into the hospitals and build with the recipients of the LEGO sets. Up until now, this hasn’t been an option due to COVID-19 protocols, but on August 11th, some club members finally had an opportunity to go in and do some building with some kids on Family Night at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. While we would love to share more photos of us building with the kids, for privacy reasons we were only given permission to post a couple of photos. By all accounts the experience was a positive one both for the families and the club members who took part.
On Friday, July 8th, various club members distributed donated cartons to Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Shriners Hospital for Children – St. Louis, and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Because hospitals see an increase in other donations as we get closer to the holiday season, this will most likely be our last set distribution until next year, although we are hoping to do an in-person build event with kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in the near future. Thanks to everyone who has donated towards these efforts.
Between March 18th and April 13th, various club members distributed donated cartons to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital St. Louis, and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Additionally, the club collected small unopened sets from our own collections and donated them to Shriners Hospital for Children – St. Louis.
On Sunday, September 26, 2021, club members set up a spooky Halloween display case at Mercy Hospital St. Louis to be enjoyed by patients and their families, staff, and visitors.
On September 28, 2021 Dianne from Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis received at set of donated cartons from FairyBricks via GtwLUG.
On July 16, 2021 two club members, accompanied by one member’s children, distributed donated cartons to Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis.
On July 2, 2021 the club distributed donated a carton to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital for the first time. Ryan Jennings of the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and Connor, a SLU High School volunteer, received the delivery and look forward to partnering with us further in the future.