Building Kids™, Inc., is a U.S.-based non-profit corporation formed exclusively for charitable and educational purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The mission of Building Kids is to support a new generation of leaders in developing countries by promoting individual creativity, innovation, and cognitive development of needy children through constructive play.
Building Kids, Inc., collects new or used LEGO® bricks from individual donors and distributes the same to partner schools and community service organizations – with initial focus on African nations. Building Kids, Inc., also provides funding support and training to schools and teachers facilitating constructive playtimes with the donated bricks. Constructive playtime with LEGO gives a creative outlet to kids’ imaginations, as they learn problem-solving, design, and innovation skills.
Nations need leaders at all levels of society who have learned from an early age to “think outside of the box.” Leaders who don’t accept the status quo but CHANGE it– much like how a child looks at LEGO bricks. When a little boy or girl sees a pile of LEGO, they don’t see chaos. They see a spaceship, a race car, a skyscraper, a new home — or a new world.
Building Kids, Inc., is not affiliated with the LEGO® Company (but we think they’re pretty awesome!)