Support Healthcare Initiatives With Personalized Brick Fundraisers

Personalized brick fundraisers are an inspired way to generate involvement and measurable fundraising success. These campaigns can benefit all types of organizations and communities.

For example, the Bradley Hills Education Foundation offers an opportunity for families to buy engraved bricks to pave the “Pathway to Hope” in front of their new community center. Engraving options include a name, short saying, memorial commemorations, and Greek letters.

Beyond Cancer Community Brick Campaign

Whether it’s raising money to construct a new cancer centre or building a memorial garden for those who have passed away, many charitable organisations are using brick campaigns as their main fundraising avenue. These campaigns are designed to allow donors to associate themselves with an organisation for life and help them remember loved ones.

For the past two years, Lego has meant hope and fight to Ezra Schaefer and his family. His dad, Daniel, has long been a fan of the multicolored bricks and passed that passion down to Ezra and his brother Zeke. They spend hours together putting together different sets and creating new combinations.

But when a local cancer charity started a campaign to raise funds for their new cancer centre in Liverpool, the Schaefers took things a step further. They launched a brick campaign to build a model of the new cancer centre in Lego, hoping to raise half a million bricks. The campaign has already raised over a quarter of a million and the first section of the model is now under construction.

The new model of the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is expected to be one of the biggest in the world, with more than 100 rooms depicting everything from a toilet block to an MRI scanner. The first section alone requires over 7,000 bricks, with each individual hospital bed made up of 49 bricks.

The engraved bricks will be placed in a healing garden at the new cancer centre and will feature the names of friends, families, colleagues, alumni, pets, and more. The project has been supported by a number of celebrities and companies, including The Lego Group and the EVOLVE Foundation.

Eden Place Commemorative Brick Campaign

For those looking for a unique way to remember a loved one, commemorate a milestone, or honor a teacher, family member, colleague or friend, the Eden Place Commemorative Brick Campaign offers a meaningful option. With a donation of $100, donors can have an engraved brick placed in the Founder’s Cafe Patio at Eden Place Environmental Center.

Students, alumni and friends of North Greenville University have an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy on campus by participating in the Donnan/COBE Project Brick Campaign. Through this fundraising initiative, supporters can purchase a commemorative brick that will be placed as part of the new walkway leading into the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center. Each brick can be engraved with the name of the donor or their choice of message.

UB’s Student Life Brick Legacy Program provides a permanent and personalized recognition opportunity for all students, alumni, faculty and staff. Through this fundraiser, donors can contribute to the UB Fund for Student Life and help support essential on-campus student services. Donors can also choose to have their brick engraved with their desired name, short saying or Greek letters.

Whether you are supporting an educational institution, healthcare facility, community project, or memorial, brick campaigns are a great way to raise the necessary funds to get your project off the ground. To learn more about how your organization can benefit from a customized brick campaign, contact Polar Engraving today.

Mount Sinai South Nassau Community Brick Campaign

As a new fundraising effort, Mount Sinai South Nassau Community Brick Campaign has launched to provide community members an opportunity to honor a loved one, family member or colleague with a personalized paver on the hospital’s main entrance plaza. Located at the corner of One Healthy Way and Oswald Court in Oceanside, the 10-100 square foot public plaza will serve thousands of patients, visitors, staff and passersby daily.

Since its rebranding as Mount Sinai South Nassau Communities Hospital in 2018, the 455-bed non-profit hospital has been undergoing expansion projects to enhance the quality of care it provides for 900,000 Long Islanders. In February, the hospital received a $5 million gift from The Louis Feil Charitable Lead Annuity Trust to fund a four-story patient pavilion in Oceanside that will double emergency department capacity and increase critical and intensive care inpatient capacity.

In addition, the hospital is nearing completion of a Medical Arts Pavilion in Long Beach and has plans to build a new facility in Wantagh that will expand its cancer care, urology, cardiology, gastroenterology, colon and rectal surgery and neurosurgery services.

Wellstar Foundation

The Wellstar Foundation is the development and fundraising center for the Wellstar Health System. It builds relationships that inspire charitable giving by individuals, corporations and orgaizations, all of which support Wellstar’s mission to deliver high-quality hospital, physician and healthcare related services. The Foundation’s fundraising gifts go directly to projects and programs that improve the health and well-being of families in the community.

During its Starlight Grand Gala, the Wellstar Foundation raised $1 million to fund innovation and advancement across the system’s pediatric services. The event, held on April 22 at the St. Regis Atlanta, featured an auction that included items such as an autographed jersey from Atlanta Hawks Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins and a four-pack of tickets to the NBA playoff game between the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks.

More than 600 volunteers at Wellstar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center and WellStar Windy Hill Hospital donated more than $555,000 through hospital gift shop sales, partnerships with local vendors and personal donations. This past year, those efforts supported facility improvements, special equipment and investments in new technologies that enable the hospitals to better serve their patients and communities.

In addition to these efforts, the West Georgia Health Foundation works to address healthcare-related issues in the community. To help with the food insecurity epidemic, the foundation partnered with Goodr to launch Mobile Markets, pop-up grocery markets where Wellstar team members donate leftover groceries to their neighbors. The foundation also worked with Catalyst by Wellstar to invest in Engage, a first-of-its-kind collaborative innovation and corporate venture platform designed to elevate Atlanta’s position as a hub for technology startups and innovation.

The Foundation also received a $1 million grant from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation to complete the Small TALKTM literacy development initiative in its Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center market and create a model to extend the literacy ecosystem system throughout its broad service area. Thanks to this generous funding, the program will now be able to reach infants in the neonatal intensive care unit and pregnant women during prenatal visits and throughout the system’s women’s health services.