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Greene County Church Collects ‘Legos for Leukemia’

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A Greene County church is making cards and collecting Legos for children with leukemia. 

The Ruckersville Spring Hill Baptist Church is focused on giving back to the University of Virginia Children's Hospital through this year's vacation bible school. 

More than 400 children are enrolled this year's weeklong bible school at the Ruckersville church. Legos for leukemia is at the heart of their missions class. 

"We try to relate the Legos to the leukemia.  We talked about how Legos are kind of like cells that attach to each other and cancer is just the same way," said missions teacher Meagan Maynard. 

About 150 volunteers taught lessons using arts, crafts and music to build on the church's mission of giving back to the community.

"Everything we do wants to be about love and serving our community, providing a safe place for children, being able to be positive influences, all that really does is it's us just trying to live out love in our community," said Brandon Ives, senior pastor at Spring Hill. 

Virginia Legos for Leukemia Director Giana Miller says the effort will make a difference. 

"Our grandson, when he was in the hospital with leukemia, every day built Legos.  Every day, to just pick spirits up, to remove his thoughts from the pain, chemo, radiation," Miller said. 

It's a pick-me-up the kids at Spring Hill Church are working to provide. 

"The kids who have leukemia, they can't really see anybody because they might have germs so we're giving Legos to them so they don't feel so lonely," said Reaginn Bingaman. 

Legos for Leukemia started in Colorado in 2009. Since then, it has spread to 15 children's hospitals around the country.

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