(Hartwell, GA) — Legos for Littles began with one simple mission – to put a smile on a kid’s face. Now, as the newest Toughest Kids, Inc. project, Legos for Littles has a goal to put more smiles on more faces. Legos for Littles identifies kids facing a crisis, whether monetary or health-related and provides gifts of new or used Lego sets for their use and enjoyment.
Legos for Littles was formed in November 2017 after founder Jim Snyder saw a teacher’s Facebook post requesting needed items for a class of less fortunate kids including clothes, toys and building blocks. As a lego lover, Jim knew sending legos was an obvious choice. That sparked the thought, if one class, why not any kid?
“Legos have the ability to bring a smile to a child’s face, one brick at a time. I am a true believer in the power of positivity, and that happiness can help heal. If legos can help a child keep up their spirit to battle a disease like cancer or get them through an adverse life circumstance, I want to make that happen for them,” Jim said.
Legos for Littles accepts monetary donations as well as donations of new or used Lego sets or pieces. The organization is partnering with children’s hospitals, police and fire agencies to identify and distribute to kids in need.
Last week, a shipment of more than 20 sets was sent to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The sets will be given to children with cancer who are isolated in their rooms with compromised immune systems due to treatment. These children cannot visit the playrooms or play with “public toys” so these will become their personal sets to keep in their rooms. Sets will also be given to law enforcement agencies and fire departments that keep toys and stuffed animals on hand in the vehicles when they respond to calls in the event they encounter a child.
“We are thrilled to add Legos for Littles to our list of projects,” said Kelli Schell, Chairman of the Board for Toughest Kids, Inc. “Life can feel very hard for children facing difficult circumstances, and projects like these can make a real, tangible difference.”
The Toughest Kids mission is to provide healing through life experiences for children with adverse circumstances, disabilities, and other ailments. This includes foster children, children with medically-related disabilities, and children who have lost a parent or immediate family member in combat. Throughout the year, Toughest Kids holds various fundraising drives for projects and events with the targeted goal of making true, positive impacts in the lives of children.
For more information and donations, please visit www.toughestkids.org.
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