KENNEWICK, Wash. — If you've got a set of old LEGOs stored away and gathering dust, a leadership group with the Arc of Tri-Cities is offering the chance to put those toys to good use.
The area non-profit is holding a LEGO drive, hoping folks will donate their under-used plastic blocks for their second-year of LEGO competitions.
The events are a service project hosted by their leadership group called Self-Advocates Developing Leaders (SADL, pronounced 'saddle').
SADL member Greg Berg says last year's competition was a huge success but they need more LEGOs in order for the event to keep growing.
Berg says hosting a community gathering is a great way for people with disabilities to gain the confidence often needed to advocate for themselves.
"We try to develop leaders, as far as teaching us how to speak well and how to go out and talk to people and tell them what we do," he explained.
You can donate LEGOs to the Arc of Tri-Cities any time, though if it's after-hours they request you put them in a clearly-labeled bag somewhere visible to the main entrance.
If you're interested in signing up for the Lego-building competition, visit the event page on Facebook: The Bob Rodinsky memorial LEGO competition 2019 .