(Canton, OH) October 26, 2015 – United Way of Greater Stark County volunteers joined together on “Make a Difference Day,” Oct. 24, to assemble 332 tennis ball cans full of LEGO blocks to give to children in crisis and need.
Volunteers from J.P. Morgan Chase, Project Rebuild, Job’s Daughter’s, Plain Local Schools and Kent State University Stark Campus cleaned, weighed, and packed each donated LEGO block.
“Chase Bank was really excited to be a part of this effort,” said Bill Cook, Vice Chairman, United Way of Greater Stark County Board of Directors. “It sounds like such a simple idea, but the impact it makes on these local children will be powerful and long-lasting.”
The effort supports United Way’s Education building block. Studies show that LEGO building helps children develop thinking, improves creativity and literacy skills, boosts motor development, and much more. Cans of LEGO blocks are going to children who enter the system at Job and Family Services.
“It was a vibrant morning,” said Elizabeth Ramsburg, Director, Volunteer & Workplace Engagement, United Way of Greater Stark County. “Our volunteers worked hard knowing these fun and educational blocks would go to children in our community.”
The LEGO Project was sponsored by United Way Volunteer Resource Center. For additional volunteer opportunities in Greater Stark County, contact Elizabeth Ramsburg, Director, Volunteer and Workplace Engagement, United Way of Greater Stark County at 330-491- 9953 or visit www.uwstark.org.