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Sarah Parson  Spreading hope & joy 1 doll / bear at a time bc every child deserves to have a toy to cherish. Serving children in refugee camps & crisis. Patterns ⬇️

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I shared a number of months ago about the sewing area in the Melissa Network in Athens and how women and girls were making bears to give to children in the nearby camps and squats as well as making them for themselves. Well this is a story about one of the young girls who has enjoyed making bears. The following was shared with me by Maureen Hurley (who ran the sewing area) while they were still just setting up the sewing area and starting to work on the bears. .
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"This is a very special 13 year old girl from Syria. She has been coming to the Melissa centre for almost 9 months however instead of participating in the language or other classes she was always found running around the center.

When we started sorting material for the bears on Tuesday she sat down and stayed with us for almost 2 hrs! As the space is still under construction we are waiting for the sewing room to be finished so we were not planning on sewing bears that day. I told her I would teach her to use the sewing machines next week when everything would hopefully be done. But she did not want to wait, she just went ahead and hand stitched her bear..and the smile on her face is sending you love.

There has been such a transformation of this girl since. All of the teachers are surprised as they did not think that anything would get her to sit still and concentrate." .
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I can't tell you what it meant to me to hear this and to know that while so many teachers and volunteers at the center had almost given up on this young woman all it took was something that interested her to get her involved. That something as small as being able to make her own bear, being able to create something with her own hands is all she needed to engage and participate. Art and the ability to create something yourself is incredibly healing and therapeutic. And when we really stop to think about it it makes perfect sense because art and creating is the opposite of war and destruction.
And I love that she wanted to do it so badly she couldn't wait an extra week to use the machine. .
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Knowing making bears brings her (and others there) a little joy and hope and might even help her heal fills my heart to overflowing.

I was thrilled to get this box of fabric from Carolyn Noack last week. And what made me even happier was it included so much minkee fabric, which is my absolute favorite fabric to use while making dolls and bears.
I am always grateful when people choose to donate fabric because I am frequently contacted by college students, people who are unemployed, etc asking if I can help provide them with fabric so they can participate in our project. Just in the last week I have had requests from 2 groups of college students wanting to do a service activity. And I am also taking fabric to a local high school this week so the students in sewing classes can make items for Dolls of Hope.
Needless to say this fabric will be put to immediate use. Thank you so much Carolyn for allowing many to be helpers and bring joy and comfort to the lives of children who are suffering. .
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Carolyn also included some loveys she had made as well as some extra fabric all cut and ready to make more loveys so if you are interested in making them and can sew straight lines please let me know:) .
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And she included the sweetest note: "Thank you for the love and care you give to support the refugee communities around the world. Your work is beautiful and inspiring. I hope this fabric will be used to help your mission. I've also included some baby loveys I made earlier this year and some cut fabric to sew additional loveys if desired. May God bless you and your family abundantly. Warmly, Carolyn Noack"
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Thank you Carolyn. I can't wait to see the bears and dolls made from your fabric 💕
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These 12 bears are some of the bears the Relief Society of the Spanish Fields 2nd Ward from Spanish Fork, Utah has been working on. When they were delivered by my friend Mindy she said they had more they were working on, but they wanted to get these ones to me as soon as possible. .
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Thank you to all those who worked on these bears and are continuing to work on more. .
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Thank you to all those who like me believe that every child deserves to have a toy to cherish.
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I'm so excited about this event Friday night. If you're local to Utah County / Salt Lake area you must come. I will be there at the @dollsofhope booth sandwiched in between two other favorite orgs I work closely with @projecthope4kids And @carrythefuture. Hope to see you there❤️
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Rain or shine or anything in between, join us this Friday at the Draper Running 2 Rebuild Lives 4 Refugees: Eat Shop Run event to help @amaricfusa rebuild lives. All of the booths will be covered and the main event is in a pavilion (which will have some patio heaters lest you catch a chill)--so don't let the weather keep you from what is sure to be a synergistic and awesome experience. Learn more about AMAR's well-respected work in the Middle East and how your joining us can rebuild lives in this short video.
Why should you make this your lovely Friday evening? Have you been wanting to help refugees locally but are not quite sure how to go about it? 17 Local Refugee Service Providers are coming to help you learn more about the varied service opportunities available. Add to this that the race route is both gorgeous and educational--highlighting all along the way the different ways you can serve with these organizations. Have you perhaps been fancying some amazing African or Nepalese food and some shopping that will help local refugees grow their business? Our @spicekitchenincubator food vendors and 6 Microbusiness Connection Center and @womenworldut refugee market vendors will be a great way to offer support. Worried the kids will be uninterested? Look no further than a really great Interactive Cultural Kids Fair that will both engage their minds and hearts and increase cultural awareness. Basically, this is the place to be and we would love to see you there. All are welcome to just show up and enjoy the ambiance and you only need to register if you would like to participate in the fun runs. Learn more about the event specifics at https://bit.ly/running2rebuildlives_draper2017
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I've been talking to a lot of different organizations lately and I'm so excited about the next 5 months and all the different shipments we will have going out. .
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Some of them are really big shipments like the shipments going to @liftinghandsinternational for the children at Serres camp in Greece and @humans_4_humanity for the children who visit the House of Humanity center in Mytilene, Greece. .
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And others are smaller like the shipments going to @elizabethsmartfoundation and the children at the Raksha Shelter in Nepal helping child victims of predatory crime and exploitation and the one going to @bashaboutique and the children of survivors of trafficking in Bangladesh. .
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And others we are just going to send as many as we can, like the one going to @liftinghandsinternational for their shipping container heading to refugees in Lebanon and the one going to Haiti with a group from Iowa who is going on their 8th Medical Mission since the devastating earthquake in 2010. .
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I have a total of 6 shipments penciled in before February 2018 which is incredibly exciting and humbling. But I believe we can make and gather enough for each of these shipments because working together we can accomplish extraordinary things. .
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So please keep sewing and sharing @dollsofhope and spreading our cause, because the more people that learn about what we are doing, the more who will want to join us, ultimately allowing us to reach as many children as possible❤️.
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And if you know if an organization you think we should send dolls and bears to in 2018 please send us a message or comment below.
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Thank you to Julie Matern for making these 13 bears along with the help of a number of 8 year old girls as part of "Activity Days". .
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I love that I have received so many bears and dolls lately that have been made (at least in part) by children. .
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How grateful I am that so many individuals and parents are choosing to teach their children / the children they work with what it looks like to choose love and to have compassion for others despite where they live or the language they speak or the color of their skin.
How grateful I am that they are choosing to teach by example that we are all the same and that we all deserve the same freedoms and rights.

How grateful I am that children are provided with an opportunity to think of other children and their experiences and feelings and how a simple bear or doll will mean so much to children who are suffering.

How grateful I am that children are provided an opportunity to feel that we belong to each other and that we can make a difference in the lives of others and in the world 🌎❤️.
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The Salt Lake Pioneer Stake Young Women made teddy bears at their Young Women's camp this summer. I was brought to tears when I read the following in an email written by their Stake Young Women's President Janna Nelson about their experience. .
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"I wanted to let you know what an amazing experience we had making them. Of course most of the girls had never sewn before and we carved out two – 3 hour blocks for them to work on them so they didn’t feel rushed and could take their time to do a good job on the project. It was the perfect service project for us. I was AMAZED at how sensitive the girls were to the spirit about this project. They really worked hard and gave their hearts to it. We called it our Operation Teddy Bear Service Project and those who finished a bear (which was all but 2 or 3) received a certificate and a pink teddy bear bead for their girls camp necklace at our final awards ceremony.

One of the sweetest Beehives took her pattern home and a few days after camp showed up with 30 more bears! She had taught her mother, cousins, brothers and sisters to sew them and was so pleased when she dropped them at my house."
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I absolutely love that Dolls of Hope is able to provide meaningful opportunities for our children / youth to serve others. .
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When I met Janna's husband to pick up the bears Thursday night he shared again what this project meant to the girls and how it touched so many. He told me he couldn't talk about it without getting emotional (which made me tear up). He shared a little of the demographics of the area and the struggles the youth deal with at home and said that despite not having very much money these young women donated what they could to help with shipping costs. I explained that donating to help with shipping costs while greatly appreciated, is not necessary, but knowing the girls offered what they could makes the $10 extra special to me - it reminds me of the parable of the Widow's mite.
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Thank you Janna for wanting to share Dolls of Hope with the girls you serve in Salt Lake. Because of you and your young women children in refugee camps and crisis will be smiling💕.

These 4 darling dolls and bear arrived a couple days ago. I was so grateful Sarah shared the following in our FB group so I could learn about amazing Zia. I absolutely love knowing little 3 1/2 year old Zia designed these dolls and wanted to put an awake and a sleeping face on the dolls for the children receiving them.
Children helping other children always touches me so much ❤️ The world is so big but it can also be incredibly small as we reach out to bless the lives of those in need. Zia designed the dolls and children on the other side of the world who receive them will love and cherish them connecting them forever❤️❤️❤️
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From Sarah Kwan:
My daughter Zia (3.5 yrs old) and I put a box of dolls, and a bear in the mail to you. Zia loving designed all of them, the hair, faces, colors, material, and I stitched them together for her. So they are all her creations. She even decided to double face most of the dolls so the kids receiving them could decide if they are asleep or awake.
We hope to send you more soon.
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I have been sick about what is going on in Myanmar. 150,000 people have been forced to flee in just 2 weeks due to violence, murders and mass burnings of villages, etc. Please sign the Amnesty International petition to call for the violence to stop. I signed it and I hope you will too. Link is temporarily in our profile. .
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More than 150,000 Rohingya people have been forced to flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the past two weeks alone. Hundreds have reportedly been killed by Myanmar security forces and villages have been burnt to the ground. This has to stop.

Sign Amnesty International's petition now to call for an end to the campaign of violence against the Rohingya people and for humanitarian aid agencies, the UN, independent journalists and human rights monitors to be granted free access to Rakhine state.

Our partners at Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are providing emergency aid to Rohingya people in Bangladesh.
Head to the news section of our website to sign the petition and donate to MSF - link in bio.

I am so excited to be able to share this as it just means everything to me. .
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My dear friend @pama15 part of @carrythefuture team 33 took a small number of @dollsofhope dolls and stuffies with her to Greece on her recent distribution trip. And when she sent me these pictures as a sneak peak the beginning of the week I was brought to tears. Seeing this baby happy and safe in a little bed makes me incredibly happy. And seeing a little doll lovingly made by a superstar sewer @dianemb44 in the bed with the baby was just the icing on the cake and brought the tears to my eyes. Oh how I want to pick this baby up and love on them... and while I can't do that I am so grateful to know they now have a doll to love on. Because we can't hug the children we make dolls and bears they can hug. .
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We make our dolls and bears for the children... for little ones just like this baby. .
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I always tell people how blessed they are to be able to see an item they made in the hands of the child who received it - what an absolute treasure this picture is for Diane❤️. .
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Each picture I receive of children with any of our dolls or bears is an absolute treasure to me. So grateful to @carrythefuture and their tremendous work and that we are able to work together to bless the lives of refugee children and their families. .
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And oh how I loved seeing the beautiful mama holding baby snug and safe in a carrier💕
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#Repost @carrythefuture (@get_repost)
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Another happy recipient of a #BabyBed!
#CTFDistributionTeam33 members Leann and Christina helped baby's mom learn to use the Ergobaby carrier that came in that Baby Bed during their time in Greece.
Refugee babies need safe places to sleep! You can help us meet the demand for newborn and baby essentials. Learn more at the temporary link in the @carrythefuture profile.

These darling 8 dolls and 2 bears were dropped off by Judy Blake yesterday. I loved her creativity and details, with the little bows she put in their hair and the different hair she did on some of them and the little red rosy cheeks made me smile. Love is in the details of these dolls. .
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A few minutes after she left her hubby returned with $20 to help with shipping. .
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How grateful I am for Judy and her husband and for all those who choose to show love and compassion to children in need of love and comfort and hope. How grateful I am to all those who choose to be helpers by sewing dolls and bears and donating to help with shipping, etc. .
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I will definitely be sneaking a few of these in to the @liftinghandsinternational shipment heading to Serres camp. .
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Thanks again Judy for these treasures. 💕💕 #laborsoflove #wemakeforgood #beahelper #actsoflove #hearttoserve #ourlovenotes #loveisinthedetails #messagesoflove #withlove #madewithlove #lightinthemidstofdarkness
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