I stumbled upon a worthy cause while on Facebook last night. I know...Facebook, Facebook, Facebook! But there are so many good and amazing things to be discovered on Facebook.
What surprised me the most about this super cool charity was that the young man that this charity was founded to honor, Mark Flanders, was originally from my hometown of Goodland, Kansas. See! It IS a small world! I don't remember Mark since he was a few years behind me in school, but I do remember his siblings. It must be hard to lose your brother at such a young age and just imagine the loss felt by his son, Christian.
|Christian Flanders with a HUGE pile of LEGOS!|
On March 9, 2007 my Dad, Mark Flanders, lost his battle with leukemia at the age of 34. In his loving memory I founded LEGOS for LEUKEMIA annual toy drive. To celebrate his life I deliver donated toys to Children's Hospital on his birthday, February 18th. To date my charity has helped over 135 children with the uncertainty of cancer.
Send a new LEGO set of any size to:
LEGOS for Leukemia
c/o Christian Flanders
15035 E Hinsdale Drive
Centennial, CO 80112
His son, Christian, is an amazing young man to go to the effort, as a senior in high school, to collect and distribute all those LEGOS to honor his father. I know his Dad must be proud.
They are only 74 boxes away from their goal for the year. Most stores have started putting their toys on clearance so now is a GREAT time to pick up a box and help this young man reach his goal, honor his father, and bring joy to a child's life! Yesterday I purchased two boxes for $7 and one big box o'LEGOS for $20 on clearance at my local Wal-Mart. I mailed the three boxes today, I hope ya'll will take a few minutes out of your day and drop a box in the mail soon.