Lego builds kids' awareness of housing needs
The Invercargill library was turned into a building site, albeit of a miniature kind, when a Lego challenge was held yesterday.
The effort was all about raising awareness of Habitat for Humanity, a not-for-profit organisation which builds houses for vulnerable families.
The organisation has helped home 17 Invercargill families, including 62 children.
Their annual Lego Build Challenge ran at the library between 10am and 2pm.
Organiser Sue Flintoff said the morning had been a hive of activity. "We had more than 40 children this morning building Lego houses."
The build challenge hopes to raise awareness of New Zealand's housing problems. "Through the campaign, children and their families learn about real-life housing needs and the importance of a safe, warm and healthy home," Ms Flintoff said.
The national competition runs until October 27.
Entrants can build a home and load it to buildchallenge.org.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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