In just six weeks, the LEGO Star Wars Fans Facebook group has spent six weeks raising money for charity. As part of the “Bricks for Hope, Building to Cure” initiative, the group of brick afficiandos offered LEGO raffle prizes, with those contributing to the fundraising getting tickets for the raffle. In total, $3,700 was raised for the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
To raise the money, the group worked with a number of small LEGO brick based business who supplied the prizes. On September 12, the 501st Georgia Garrison, Bespin Base – Rebel Legion and the Naast Clan costuming collective joined group leaders Steve and Steve to deliver gifts – and a big cheque – to children at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
This fundraising initiative has become an annual tradition at the LEGO Star Wars Fans group, after the community came together to support a member who was diagnosed with a serious illness. Since then, members of the group have contributed to a different cause each year.
Details about the cause are available at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center website.