As you all know, I just returned from donating Lego to kids in Africa with Play Well Africa. I also started Play Well Jewelry. Play Well Jewelry is my business, where I make Lego jewelry, and all the money goes to getting Lego to kids in Uganda. Since I’ve been back, I wanted to do something to get even more Lego to kids over there.
I had an idea to do a Lego drive at different schools to collect Lego for even more kids in Uganda. I wanted to have a Lego drive the first week of December to have kids bring in new and used Lego that we could take to Uganda. I thought it would be fun to go to the schools and give a presentation and talk about my trip, share pictures and video and tell students about the Lego drive. Play Well Africa even offered to donate a Lego Trophy to the class that had the most donated Lego!
Let me know if your school would like to hold a Lego Drive! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
First, I wanted to say THANK YOU to EVERYONE who helped me reach my goal and raise all the money I needed for my trip. It really was a dream come true and I couldn’t have done it without all of you. The trip was even better than I expected and I can’t wait to go back!
I’m back from Uganda and it was AMAZING!!!!! I went with my mom and we got to stay for 2 whole weeks! The plane ride was not so awesome. We had to take 2 flights and there was a long layover. When we got to Africa, my friend Micah took us to Kumi and we got to try new things like chicken on a stick.
We had a lot of fun and I met lots of new friends. I got to give out lots of Lego and even some of my Play Well Jewelry! Giving Lego to kids was awesome. I got to see how much it really changed the lives of the kids there in Uganda. They were all so excited to play with Lego. They built all kinds of things, like houses and planes and whatever came to mind. I could see that they were really happy and it really changed their lives. It made me feel like I am very important to the world and I could do anything I wanted to.
We also got to do some other fun things. I got to go fishing with Micah and even swim in the Nile River. We hiked to a waterfall and jumped over streams. We climbed giant rocks and saw monkeys. We tasted new foods and met lots of nice people. I can’t wait to go back!
I’ve been back a few weeks and have had some time to think about how I can make an even bigger change. I am working on a few things to help collect more Lego to take next year. I decided to keep selling my Play Well Jewelry with the money going to get even more Lego to kids in Uganda. I can’t wait to go back!