Legoland New York to partner with local nonprofit in assisting families in need
Legoland New York is partnering with the HONOR shelter, food and counseling center to provide fun for disadvantaged families.
The Middletown nonprofit provides temporary homes to more than 100 people.
Thousands of Legos, a movie screen and more has been added to a room known as Merlin’s Magic Space.
HONOR shelter executive director Chris Molinelli says the idea of Merlin’s Magic Space is for kids not to think they’re staying at a shelter.
“When a little one is staying with us, we don’t want them to think they’re staying at a shelter. We want them to think that they may be staying at a hotel or resort,” says Molinelli.
Labranche’s 16-month-old son Maxene enjoyed the room so much, he tells News 12, “As soon as we get another chance…we’ll be right back in there.”
Merlin’s Magic Space in Orange County is the 10th location of its kind to open in the country and the 50th in the world.