Fifteen team members from the LEGO Group joined us over the holidays for a fun-filled morning at Camp Baker! Participants made gingerbread houses, decorated ornaments, and took pictures with Santa. Volunteers from the LEGO Group did a great job assisting with craft activities. They even danced with participants and served them breakfast.
We loved having members of the LEGO Group volunteer with us, but their support of SOAR365 doesn’t end there. At the April 2023 groundbreaking for the company’s new state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Chesterfield County, the LEGO Group made a commitment to invest in our community. Then, in November 2023, they announced $1 million in grant funding to six local nonprofit organizations, including SOAR365. These funds will help create and expand vital programming and initiatives to help kids from diverse backgrounds and abilities learn through play.
Lizabeth Sklaroff, Social Responsibility Director for the LEGO Group, said: “At the LEGO Group, children are our role models, and we express that not only through LEGO® play, but also through our work in local communities. We are so pleased to announce our latest round of grant funding for these important local organizations that will deliver play-based programming to support kids across the greater Richmond area.”
At SOAR365, this award will support children with developmental delays and disabilities in our Pediatric Therapy program. We’re happy to offer early intervention and outpatient therapy that uses play, reading, and assistive technology to help children reach their goals. In 2023, we worked with nearly 890 families, more than ever before.
Now, thanks to the LEGO Group’s generous support, we can continue to grow. This gift will allow us to serve 150 additional families throughout the Richmond area. Thank you to the LEGO Group!