BrickRecycler.com, hundreds of donors, and dozens of volunteers worked together to help The Wally Show ship hundreds of pounds of new and used LEGOs to Haiti. This was a group effort, coordinated with a Compassion International trip to Haiti. A really cool video is here.
This is just one example of a last minute request to simply “send a few toys along to folks already visiting needy children overseas. This has been repeated over and over again; some in coordination with large established organizations, as well as many small “grass roots” efforts by a handful of people just “wanting to make a difference.”
LEGO packing and shipping is very easy since they are so durable.
The following are some great photos too: