Like Lego Robotics, This Lego Toy Outreach Helps Students Reach Excellence

| 7.11.19

As we use Lego Robotics to build future engineers, we can use Lucas Legos for Kids to build future philanthropists. LUCAS NELSON is a 13-year-old Adventist student from North Dakota currently fighting for his life to beat leukemia. Due to his severe cancer, Lucas is unable to attend school, or participate in classroom technology initiatives.

Lucas is bringing something wonderful to classrooms: His love for God, for Legos and for helping others.

But Lucas is bringing something even more wonderful to classrooms: His love for God, for Legos and for helping others. With help from a friend and International Children’s Care–an Adventist orphan care ministry–Lucas is sponsoring “Lucas Legos for Kids.” His goal is to put Legos in the hands of orphaned children so they can enjoy Legos, some for the very first time. Through International Children’s Care (ICC), Lucas and students in your classroom can collect Legos, then ship them to ICC. ICC will distribute them to orphaned and abandoned children around the world. ICC cares for around 500 orphaned and abandoned children in 13 countries. Since 1978, they have fed, clothed, educated, and discipled children by providing them with missionary parents, homes, and educational resources. Children, through the support of people like you, grow up to accomplish their dreams to become engineers, doctors, teachers, and more. As you introduce your students to robots, VR sets and more, you can also introduce them to ICC’s children. Here are the instructions.

  1. Decide on the best time to do an annual Lucas Legos for Kids drive. The beginning of the year, after a big event, Thanksgiving, or Christmas are good options.
  2. Work with colleagues to plan and promote the drive–announcements, start and stop times, and possible fun incentives.
  3. Decide on a financial goal to help pay for the shipment of the Legos to orphanages around the world, and to support the daily needs of ICC’s orphans, like food, education, health, and living expenses.
  4. Distribute gallon sized ziplock bags for students to fill, or use other means to collect the Legos or Duplos.
  5. When the collection is over, weigh the donations and celebrate how much was collected.
  6. Include in the shipment a report (or email it to that includes the following: – Your group/school/church name and address – Your group organizer name, phone, and email – How much was collected in pounds – As many photos and stories as you can share for public use!
  7. Print the pre-made mailing address ( and mail to International Children’s Care. ICC will forward them to one of their children’s centers or children’s villages around the world.
  8. Remember, no donations are going to Lucas’ family; all donations benefit the children of International Children’s Care.

Thank you for supporting Lucas and International Children’s Care in making this world a better, smarter and happier place! Learn more about ICC here.
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Contributed by: William Hurtado ICC Public Relations