and Care Program
Mission: To receive donated building bricks and blocks
to keep them from going to the landfill and give them to under-served kids to
promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills.
Building with bricks and blocks gives many skills and may lead you to a
career field in engineering.
says: Playing with
plastic bricks and blocks increases an interest in engineering; technical; and
math skills; teaches you how to follow directions and blossoms imagination.
the program work?
We will use a referral application process to
identify kids in need. We will also use
word-of-mouth and target under-served schools, and foster children.
Who will we
Under-served kids – kids that do not have plastic
bricks and blocks.
Everyone- we will help keep unrecyclable toys from
the landfill and get unused toys out of people’s homes.
We will sort according to color, shape, and
size. We will leave kits the way they
Rarely do you have broken plastic bricks and
blocks. But if we do not have many, we
can recycle them at Republic Services.
Re-use: Giving plastic bricks and blocks to
under-served kids so they can play with them and show them links to learn how to
play with them.
Clean: Disinfectant wipes and/or Sanitation wipes;
Soap and water first, if needed.
Package: Ziploc bags was our first choice, but we
realized they would not easily be recycled.
So we will use paper lunch bags with our logo and information.
Distribute: At events or at foster homes or at
How many under-served
children we have helped: 10 to date
How to receive donations:
A referral application must be completed. Donated used or new bricks and blocks are intended for under-served children that currently do not have them for play.
Donations depend upon inventory and will be given on a first come, first served basis.
For a referral application, email "Brickshare" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
What to expect:
A bag filled with clean, new or used plastic bricks and blocks to build and play using your imagination. A sheet with internet links will be provided to help you with ideas!
Benefits of playing with plastic bricks and blocks:
Interested in Engineering
To donate used bricks and blocks, use the contact information below. Thank you!
This program is sponsored by:
Circle of Light Associates Non-Profit Organization;
COLA STEM Initiative; and
COLA Contracting Services - Safety Admin.
320 Brookes Dr, Suite 219,
Hazelwood MO 63042
Applications may be denied due to the discretion of Circle of Light Associates
Non-Profit Organization's employees or program volunteers.