Building a Better Christmas – the SBLUG LEGO Toy Drive

This Christmas, the Southern Bricks LEGO® User Group will be supporting the Salvation Army’s Hamper of Hope Toy Drive by donating LEGO sets contributed by community members.

We’re pretty passionate about our LEGO here at SBLUG and we love to share that with others whether it’s through our displays, conversations or meetups. Many of us grew up with LEGO sets and we know the value they have – especially for kids as they grow, learn and explore their creativity. Unfortunately, we know all too well that there are many kids out there who miss out.

Up until 6 December, we’ll be collecting LEGO sets to include in the Salvation Army’s Hamper of Hope Toy Drive. These sets will then be distributed to families and children in need. It’s an awesome opportunity to give the gift of creative play and learning to children in need.

How you can give

If you would like to contribute, you can get in contact with us via our contact page or join us in our Facebook Group where we’ll be keeping people up to date with how the “Building a Better Christmas” drive is going and who in your area is collecting contributions. You can also bring any contributions to the SBLUG December Break Up Christmas Picnic on December 6.

sblug-gtLet your friends know this #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving where people all over the world will be sharing how they’re giving back this festive season. You can help spread the word about “Building a Better Christmas” on #GivingTuesday by changing your profile picture and sharing the link to this article. Here’s how:

  1. On Tuesday, 1 December 2015, change your profile pic to the picture you see here
  2. Update your status with the following:
    For , I’m building a better Christmas & supporting the Salvos Hamper of Hope with Southern Bricks LUG.

Of course, you don’t have to wait until 1 December to tell people, but this is our chance to be part of a bigger movement across the globe. You can visit the #GivingTuesday Australia website to learn more about this international day of giving.

This is a fantastic opportunity for our LUG to come together and give back to the community. A huge thanks goes to Ervin Sim for getting this rolling and getting us all into the giving spirit!

 

Taking pictures of mini plastic people in public places.

Ben Teoh

Taking pictures of mini plastic people in public places.