12/13/12 - An Incredible Year!

2012 - we learned so much this year, launching our first major fundraiser, receiving some funds from Chase Community Giving, donations for our many friends.  We are filled with appreciation and joy.

As we move into 2013, we hope to get the school in Area Q of Walmer Township in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, financed and built.  We are closing in on being 1/6th financed, and that makes the rest of the challenge so enticing.

If you are able to donate a year end gift for the school, we would be so grateful.  You may use our PayPal link for a secure and easy transaction.

Holiday blessings to all of you and your families!!


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6 DAYS TO GO UNTIL THE END OF THE VOTING AT CHASE COMMUNITY GIVING.  HIT THE LINK BELOW, LIKE CHASE, AND YOU CAN VOTE FOR BRICK BY BRICK: BUILDING FUTURES.  It is easy and would go far in getting the school build in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  Thank you!


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We are designated to receive part of a 5 million dollar grant, but WE NEED YOUR VOTES at the Chase Community Giving site on Facebook.  Just LIKE Chase Community Giving and then give your two votes to Brick by Brick: Building Futures Home and Abroad.  Also LIKE us at our Facebook page at Brick by Brick: Building Futures Home and Abroad.

Thank you for this simple, free vote.  In this case it takes a global friendship to build a school!


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08/19/12 - Brick by Brick is selected by Chase Community Grants!

 Chase Bank has selected Brick by Brick as a potential recipient to receive a portion on $5 million dollars in grant money. But here is the catch - we need YOUR votes. Details below-

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05/25/12 - I Am Somebody YouTube Video

Watch four year old Selinah July tell the world who she is.


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05/25/12 - The Walmer Township - Area Q Neighborhood

Here is the neighborhood where our children live.  There is no escape to this poverty and, as things stand today, no access to education.


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11/20/11 - We have launched our new website!

Through the gifts and talents of Nick Simone and Darren Brull, of 4th Wave Design, we are proud to launch our Brick by Brick online news center.  Thank you for visiting our bright and shiny website.  We hope you will make others aware of our projects and partner with us by passing around our web address - www.brickxbrick.org.  Help us get the word and and make a difference for women and their families in South Africa.

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09/30/11 - Meet Our Brick by Brick Board

Any organization is only as good as the people who make the dreams into realities.  We at Brick by Brick are delighted to introduce you to our Board of Directors.  Along with President Susan Steines, Vice-President Kathy Simone, and Secretary/Tresurer Mark Simone we are joined in service by the following board members - (You may meet the members by clicking on the new title.)


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11/11/10 - We Received our Non-Profit Status

After two years of learning, writing and working with the wonderful law firm of Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP,  Cleveland, OH , we were proud to receive our non-profit status in November of 2010.  Now we are ready to work with you as we do our part to create a new reality for women and their families in South Africa. 


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We are so appreciative of your caring support for our Brick by Brick projects.  We are currently raising money to build a school in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  Click on the Donations Home tab below and share your gift.



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Welcome to Brick by Brick!

WELCOME to Brick by Brick.  We are people united in the desire to make the world a better place, one life at a time.  We are a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 able to represent your hope of creating a new future for many.  Our focus is aimed at assisting impoverished women, children and their families in South Africa, knowing that when the backbone of the family is strong, the rest of the family will flourish.

As you browse our website, we hope you will partner with us through your ideas, opportunities and donations.  Help us bring new possibilities to talented, yet needy women, children and families throughout South Africa.

Click the PROJECTS tab "sun beam" to learn about our LET'S BUILD A SCHOOL? campaign and how you can help.

Mission Statement


BrickxBrick, a charitable, tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization, which strengthens the health, economic and family needs of impoverished women and their families in South Africa through assistance with education, health care and micro-loans.


Vision Statement
Our hope for South African can be understood through the word SHE-
Supporting entrepreneurship through economic support offering women micro-loans to start small business ventures 
Health Awareness, support community improvement in such areas as clean water and sanitation, adequate housing, preventionof the spread of disease through education and medical support
Education, building schools in under served areas, providing and supporting education opportunities through scholarships and sponsorships