I told you a couple of weeks ago about how the kids and I spent our first official week of summer making skirts to send with a friend who was going to volunteer at an orphanage in the Congo.
When I first heard about the orphange and the kids ages, I immediately wanted to make some dolls for the little girls there. But realizing how late I was to the deadline….I knew that I couldn’t get as many dolls done as I could skirts. So, skirts it was for that project!
But I still wanted to make some cute dolls to donate to some littlies who might need a new friend to cuddle. I found out my friend’s group is going back in January (and that there are lots of little girls ages 18 months to three)…so I am going to be making some dolls to send with her then.
….And also a few this summer for a local children’s drop-in crisis center (it is a local center for parents who need a break and in an emergency situation). I volunteered there in college and found that most kids only came in with only the clothes on their backs…and they will take donations of pajamas, blankets, pillowcases and small toys.
So tomorrow I will be sharing a new doll pattern…
I worked on a doll pattern last year but have improved it a bit and added a peter-pan collar (because she definitely needed one, in my book). The tutorial will be up tomorrow so that you can make some dolls for some little girls who might need some extra love.
(Even if you make one for your own girlie and one more to donate…..it really is enough!!!! You can make a difference with just one dolly.)
And as to not leave out the boy’s who need something of their own, we have some guests who have shared some of their projects with us….which will be coming up on Wednesday and Thursday.
Other places that we have thought of that will accept small toy donations (but please check with your local agencies first) :
* Local children’s and victim’s advocacy centers
* Foster Care Agencies
Any other resources you can think of? Will you please share them in the comments…