Sunday, October 1st - Start and Finish at Plaza Fiesta on Buford Highway
Hope Laugh Play is again proud to be a charity partner of the 2nd Annual Buford Highway International Half Marathon. A 5k, 10K and a 2 Mile Stroll will also be offered and this year there is a new event, the 13 mile Bike Ride!
Following the race there is a great food festival at the finish line with samples from many of the the amazing restaurants along the Buford Highway international corridor. There will be live entertainment, awards and raffle prize drawings as well.
Enter any of the distances and then join our team called "Hope Wins" for a great day of sport and food. If you're not able to join in the fun, you can still support us by making a pledge on the event web site.
The logo on the left is a direct link or, go to: www.buhihalf.com for more details.
Come Play With US!
06/10/2017 - Atlanta
Hope Laugh Play is ready to grow and we need your help! We need volunteers, members, sponsors, and more!
If you are looking for a way to service and give back to the Metro Atlanta community, please keep us in mind. Hope Luagh Play has several ways to get involved as a volunteer. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Drawing to be held on June 4th
Hope Laugh Play is holding an online raffle for a new flat screen 55", 4K Smart TV. All the proceeds will go towards the purchase of LEGO sets to be given out at this year's summer camps for children who are coping with various life challenges. Each donation of $5 enters you for a chance to win the TV and for a donation of $20, you have purchased a new LEGO set for a child as well as five entries in to the drawing!
To enter, click the picture of the LEGO characters on the TV at the top to go to Rallyup.com. For questions, email email@example.com.
Sunday, October 2 2016 - Starting line, Plaza Fiesta on Buford Highway
Hope Laugh Play is proud to be a charity partner of the 1st Annual Buford Highway International Half Marathon. A 5k, 10K and a 2 Mile Stroll will also be offered. Come join one of our Hope Laugh Play teams for a great day of sport and food. If you're not able to join in the fun, you can still support us by making a pledge on the event web site.
The logo on the left is a direct link or, go to: www.buhihalf.com for more details.
Little Bricks of Hope hosts the 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Teams
December 29th, 2015 - Children
Little Bricks of Hope is thrilled to partner again with the 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. On December 29th, players from both teams will join our Hope Laugh Play volunteers and the kids at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta’s Egleston and Scottish Rite hospitals for a special day of fun building LEGO sets. We are all excited about this event as well as the big game!
And The Winners Are!
Congratulations to all our raffle winners!
First Prize, the Death Star, goes to Ronald Mallette.
Second Prize, Poe's X-Wing Fighter, goes to Jennifer Burke.
Our runners up winning sets of AMC movie passes were Neil Abbett, Kevin Landry, Miguel Miranda, Alan Phelps and Craig Rehnke!
Drawing will be on December 20th
To celebrate the opening of the new Star Wars movie we’re raffling off Star Wars themed LEGO sets and movie passes. Each donation of $5 enters you for a chance to win one of our hard-to-find Star Wars LEGO sets as well as helps to fund this wonderful program. For a donation of $20, you have purchased a new LEGO set for a child as well as five entries in to the drawing! To enter, click on the picture of our prizes on the left to go to Rallyup.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Today, December 1st!
Today is #GivingTuesday, which unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another. A perfect way to give, while shopping online during the holiday season, is to use http://www.smile.amazon.com for your orders, select your favorite charity, and they will automatically receive a percentage of your order total. Click the Amazonsmile image to the left and start shopping now.
October 12, 2015
Congratulations to our drawing winners at the recent Celebricktion LEGO event. Nathan Snivley won the Minecraft set and Kim Brown won the Scooby Doo set, (just in time for Halloween!)
Hope Laugh Play was well represented and we enjoyed meeting all those who visited our booth. Thank you to the folks at Celebricktion for hosting!!
Little Bricks of Hope attends Celebricktion 2015!
October 10 & 11 - Cobb Galleria
Hope Laugh Play will be attending the LEGO Fan Expo, Celebricktion 2015, to promote our Little Bricks of Hope program. Come see the massive LEGO city built with over a million bricks along with many other vendors and visiting Star Wars characters at the Cobb Galleria. Tickets are only $15 and it will fun from 10am to 5pm both days. Little Bricks of Hope will be giving away a free LEGO set through a drawing at the end of the weekend to one lucky visitor! For more information, go to Celebricktion.com.
Little Bricks of Hope Goes Back to School!
8/31/15 - MDE School
Little Bricks of Hope returned to school on Monday with a visit to The MDE School in Marietta. The program is part of the school's "club day" and we were thrilled to some familiar faces from last year. We have 6 new students in the LEGO building club this year who have already melted our volunteer's heart. For more information on this school for children with special needs you can visit their web site at mdeschool.com.
Hope Laugh Play Is Now Part Of The Kroger Community Rewards Program
Enroll before August 31st
Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards to benefit Hope Laugh Play!
The Kroger Community Rewards (KCR) program is set up to help local no-profit organizations and schools of your choosing. This is an annual program, and the time for Kroger Plus Card holders to enroll is now through August 31, 2015.
The Atlanta Division launched the program in September 1, 2013 and Card holders must re-enroll each year to begin accumulating dollars for their schools, charities, and organizations starting September 1, 2015. This year, Kroger is proud to donate $600,000 to local schools and nonprofits through this Kroger Plus Card based fundraiser.
Please consider taking a quick 5 minutes to sign up and select Hope Laugh Play as your charity of choice. You can create your account or log in to your exisiting one at: Kroger.com/communityrewards.
Tell all your friends about this easy way to help a great cause!
Little Bricks of Hope Returns To Camp!
September 12, 2015
Little Bricks of Hope (LBH) returns to Camp Twin Lakes in September after visits to Camp Sunshine in June and
Camp You B You in July.
Camp Second Chance hosts their family camp in September and LBH will be there with bags full of LEGO sets! This very special event for children who have undergone organ transplants and their families is a fall favorite of our staff and volunteers. Hope Laugh Play will also be running it's Little Tales for Tots program for the little ones and with a Super Hero theme this year, it's going to be an amaizng day for all ages!
If you would like to help fund this event, please click on the "Donate" button on www.hopelaughplay.org. Just $15 buys a LEGO set for one of our campers.
Happy Prime Day!
Wednesday, July 15th
Today is Amazon Prime Day with more deals than Black Friday! Don't forget to use Amazon Smile for your purchaces and select your favorite charity to recieve a donation from each sale. To use Amazon Smile log on to www.smile.amazon.com. Happy shopping!
Sunday, May 3rd
Please help support Hope Laugh Play by making a pledge to our team running in the Tough Mudder 1/2 marathon. We are trying to fund some of our summer camps and this is a great way to help out!! Visit the link above where it says "Click Here" to get more information how you can become a Team Hope Laugh Play supporter.
Timothy Dolensky & Atlanta Figure Skating Club Give Back to Their Community
January 18, 2015
Local ice skater Timothy Dolensky will be representing the Atlanta Figure Skating Club at the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships next week in Greensboro, North Carolina. Tim has always been thankful for the support of his fans and fellow club members and this year he wants to do something to give back to his community to show his appreciation. Tim, being familiar with our Little Bricks of Hope program, has asked those close to him to wrap up a LEGO set in bubble wrap and use those in place of throwing the traditional "tossies" like stuffed animals and flowers on to the ice at the end of his perofrmances so he can donate them to Hope Laugh Play. This past Friday, the skating club had a send off party for Tim and during the celebration he spent some time demonstrating how to wrap the LEGO sets so they won't damage the ice. Hope Laugh Play would like to wish Timothy and all the competitors at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships the best of luck! Tune in to NBC January 25 and 26 to see the this exciting event.
Hope Laugh Play to Take Part in MDE School Open House
Wednesday, January 21st
Hope Laugh Play will be in attendance at the Open House for the MDE School from 6:30pm to 9:00pm to talk about our Little Bricks of Hope program that is currently offered as a special club activity. MDE School’s mission is to provide a loving environment for all children with a delayed communication and language processing skills, while keeping a 4 to 1 student teacher ratio. Little Bricks of Hope is honored to be working with this amazing team of educators and it has been a true to joy to get to know some of their students through our monthly visits for “Club Day”. For more information about the MDE School, located in Marietta, Georgia, please visit www.MDESchool.com.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Little Bricks of Hope Partner up!
December 29, 2014
Little Bricks of Hope is thrilled to announce their partnership with the 2014 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. On December 29th, players from both teams will join our Hope Laugh Play volunteers and the kids at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta’s Egleston and Scottish Rite hospitals for a special day of fun building LEGO sets. We are all excited about this event as well as the big game. Check back for a full report which will no doubt include some memorable pictures.
Second Chance Family Camp
Sept 13, 2014
Little Bricks of Hope had the privilege of making a second trip to Camp Twin Lakes to take part in the Second Chance Family Camp to bring the summer to a close. Run by Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, the annual event invites transplant recipients, candidates and their immediate families to enjoy camp activities with others who share similar experiences. LBH was a huge hit with the campers and it was great seeing some familiar faces from some of our hospital visits. Little Tales for Tots also made it’s summer camp debut where our founder and president Wil Ennis read a pirate book to the youngest campers followed by making eye patches in keeping with the pirate theme the camp took on this year.
MDE School Kick Off!
July 17th, 2014
The MDE School for Special Needs in Marietta hosted “Gifted Hands” for some of their students and LBH was asked to make their debut appearance at the school. This five-day summer camp focused on following directions, sequencing, hand-eye coordination and more. LEGO building was the perfect fit for this theme and these kids certainly did win our hearts! Little Bricks of Hope will begin working with the school on a monthly basis starting in August as an MDE School Club activity. We could not be more excited and honored to be a part of this amazing school. For more information on the school, go to MDEschool.com.
Little Bricks of Hope Goes to Camp!
July 3rd, 2014
This summer marked the start of a wonderful partnership with Camp Sunshine held at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Georgia. "Camp Sunshine is a celebration of life that helps renew the spirit of young children with cancer and their families." Little Bricks of Hope was honored to be one of the many activities the children had to choose from and we are proud to say we had 100% attendance! It was a highlight of the summer for our LBH volunteers and we can’t wait for 2015.