John Fontana, the founder of “Bricks 4 Kidz,” is the latest recipient of Fulfill Your Destiny‘s Business Builder Grant. The grants are awarded to proven entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to the next level—while also giving back to the community.
John’s company “Bricks 4 Kidz,” supplies Legos as learning tools to schools, child care facilities, camps, events, and wherever kids learn.
Research demonstrates that playing with interlocking blocks stimulates children’s brains, inspires creativity, and enhances cognitive skills. Additionally, these types of toys are especially beneficial for children with special needs and developmental challenges.
What may not be common knowledge is that this type of toy is often beyond the budgets of at-risk families.
John’s business aims to change this. The grant from Fulfill Your Destiny will help “Bricks 4 Kidz” expand their field trip outreach program to inner city organizations serving at-risk children. It costs approximately one thousand dollars to equip a traveling kit for school visits. The grant will equip a teacher to visit up to 35 different organizations each week.
“Thanks to Fulfill Your Destiny,” John said, “more children will get to experience the joy of using their imagination to create and learn.”