Forget hot coals, we challenge you to walk across a path of LEGO! Oh! We wouldn’t ask you to do this for no reason, keep reading and you’ll find out about the amazing cause this supports!
Here’s how it works:
1) Take a gallon bag and fill it with Lego
2) Spread the Lego over a 10 foot length
3) Walk across barefoot and try not to cry
4) Post a video and this text to challenge your friends!
Why would someone do this? Here in the developed world, we have so much stuff. Some of it is awesome stuff, like Lego. But we have much of it that it’s often lying around our house.
You would think the pain and aggravation of stepping on a Lego would be a universal experience, but you’d be wrong. In places like rural Uganda, many kids have no toys or learning tools at all. They have never heard of or seen Lego.
The Brick Walk Challenge is raising awareness for Play Well Africa, a grassroots nonprofit that provides used Lego and other learning tools to underprivileged families and schools in Uganda, Kenya, and Botswana. If you are nominated for the challenge, you must either accept it, make a video, and copy this post, OR donate $25 or 1 pound of Lego to Play Well Africa.
WATCH OUR VIDEO HERE: http://bit.ly/brickwalkchallenge
We had so much fun making this video and we are going BIG with our challenge….
Feel free to click on their names and send them a tweet letting them know you want to see their #BrickWalkChallenge videos!
You can also purchase Lego Jewelry and ornaments from Play Well Jewelry or if you’d like to donate directly to Alicia or Anabelle you can do that too!
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!
I’m turning 10!!! NO party, NO presents! Please watch and share this video to help spread the word! Thank you!
This week I went to Home Depot and got my Dremel and Dremel Work Station. I want to say THANK YOU to Home Depot for donating them to me!
I wanted my own Dremel so I could make Play Well Jewelry all on my own without any help. Now, I can! Home Depot gave me everything I needed even safety glasses. I started using it today and I love it! I can’t wait to make more Jewelry and go to Africa.
THANK YOU HOME DEPOT!