2019 Holiday LEGO Donates 1 Million LEGO Sets to Those in Need

The LEGO Build to Give Campaign is here! From November 4 to December 13, you can support a cause by building an ornament and display it at a LEGO store (or shared online). When this has been done, LEGO will donate one LEGO set to children in need.

LEGO Build to Give Campaign Press Release

Through LEGO® Build to Give, the LEGO Group wants to donate 1 million LEGO sets to children that find themselves in difficult and vulnerable circumstances during the holiday season. That is why the LEGO Group is encouraging fans of all ages to take part in building a fun LEGO holiday ornament. For every ornament built and displayed in a LEGO store or shared online, the LEGO Group will donate one LEGO set to a child in need within hospitals, children homes, or underserved communities.

Build to Give events are taking place around the world during November and December. Anyone can join the good cause to help spread holiday joy. LEGO fans can use LEGO bricks at a LEGO store or at home. Simply build a fun, sassy, or whacky LEGO ornament and either display it in-store or take a picture and share it on social media or LEGO Life using the hashtag #BuildToGive.

Kathrine Kirk Muff, LEGO Group Vice President of Social Responsibility and Engagement, says:
“Being able to follow up on last year’s amazing donation and even doubling our commitment is an achievement we are all very proud of. The enthusiasm from LEGO builders across the world to build beautiful and fun ornaments to help children in difficult circumstances warms our hearts. We cannot wait to see how builders of all ages will unleash their creativity again this year and help us bring LEGO play into the hands of one million children in need.”

The LEGO sets will be donated in countries where the campaign is active as well as countries where the LEGO Group has large offices or factories. For more details about our local charity partners, visit LEGO.com/BuildToGive.
For more information, please contact: media@LEGO.com

Notes to editors:
Build to Give is active on a number of different channels:
November 4th to December 13th:

  • All LEGO Retail Stores except LEGO Store Rockefeller Center, New York
  • LEGO Certified Stores and Third Party Retailers.
  • People can also participate at home using their own LEGO bricks and share a picture on social media or in LEGO Life with #BuildToGive and we will include it in our grand total
  • LEGO employee engagement activities will also take place encouraging our colleagues to build and share ornaments at events and online
  • Additional activations will be organised in several markets by the Local Community Engagement team

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