WHO WE ARE
Mitch Bricks is a program that was started by Mitch Villavaso in 2017 while he was in the fourth grade. Mitch and his friends visit local homeless shelters in the Baltimore area to play Legos with the child residents. He originally thought that raising money would be the best way to serve his friends at area homeless shelters, but he quickly realized that donating his time is just as valuable; especially since the child residents don’t have many entertainment options at the shelters. As Legos can be expensive, many of Mitch’s friends at the shelters have never even played Legos. Mitch has always loved Legos, and he wanted to share one of his favorite things with kids who didn’t have access to them. The child residents get very excited for Mitch’s visits. The Legos are fun, but having a friend who cares is the most special gift.
Mitch, now a sophomore at Loyola Blakefield high school, brings multiple programs and events to local shelters and aftercares in the Baltimore area. Mitch and his team also provide basic needs for residents living in homeless shelters by sourcing necessities from the community such as toiletries, seasonal clothing, diapers, wipes, books, sports equipment, school supplies, shoes, gloves and coats.
The mission of Mitch Bricks is to connect communities through educational play and friendship by sourcing volunteers to serve and donations to assist the economically disadvantaged.
Come play with us!