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Dolly Donations

My poor blog. 99% of the time, it sits here, staring at me plaintively, daring me to dream of a time when I won’t feel like I’m drowning in my life and have time to update it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a happy kind of drowning, but . . .

However, I wanted to call attention to this for anyone that hasn’t heard about it because it is SUCH a lovely cause. Sarah runs a website called Dolly Donations, and posts about drives to send handmade dolls to children in need all over the world. In her words:
My mission is to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, especially orphaned children around the world ……. to provide them with a source of comfort …… to send them love, one dolly at a time!

I absolutely love this idea. And as it happens, one of my favorite hobbies–fueled on by my own sweet girlies–is sewing dolls. I just got this group of little ladies all packaged up to be sent off to children in Brazil.

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Actually the donation pile has grown quite a bit since that photo was taken! Now we’re working on another group of dolls to be sent off to children in Rwanda. Sarah also has some links to great articles about the importance of dolls in a child’s life, how beneficial and comforting a doll can be in helping a child to cope in a time of stress. It’s so true! Any time my girls face something ‘scary’ they immediately ask for a doll to hug.

Anyway–I can’t end hunger or bring about world peace. But I can certainly sew dolls and send them to children who need sources of comforting in their lives. Any sewers out there? Consider making a doll of your own to donate! It’s truly not hard (trust me, I am FAR from an expert seamstress) and such a great opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life.

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