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“I started @DollsOfHope last year because I couldn't stand the thought of children being stuck in refugee camps without anything to play with or a toy to bring them comfort. I chose to put Dolls of Hope on #JustServe because I knew it would help me reach more people who might be interested in helping refugee children and children in crisis. My favorite experience with JustServe so far happened just a few weeks ago. New Star Communications found my project on the JustServe website and asked me to coordinate a #service activity for their company to make stuffed toy bears. In addition to the bears, they also donated $5000 worth of aid to be put in to the same shipping container as the bears going to #refugees in Jordan through @LiftingHandsInternational. I also asked New Star if we could challenge the employees to donate towards the purchasing of goats for the most vulnerable families in Jordan and have the company match all the funds raised by the employees. I was amazed when they agreed. To think that I was contacted by someone because they saw Dolls of Hope on JustServe.org and because of that one contact thousands of dollars’ worth of aid will soon be in the hands of refugees is miraculous to me. It’s all possible because of JustServe.” —Sarah Parson, founder of #DollsOfHope

It's been far too long since we showcased one of our dolls / bears with the little one who will love and cherish it. This little angel is just 2 months old... Love thinking about her loving on and cuddling her doll in a few months.
Ps. @mommajewelly this is one of yours I believe💕💕💕. #dollsofhope #helpthechildren #blessthechildren
#everychilddeserveshope

Dolls of Hope: Sarah Parson is paying it forward by sewing these playful dolls for refugees around the world.⠀

Make a difference, Give handmade gifts. As part of our #Me2You campaign and partnership with #DollsofHope, we are giving our crafty volunteers the opportunity to create handmade gifts that will be delivered to refugee families. For more information and to download patterns, click on the link in our profile.
#withrefugees #candosomething #grassroots #somuchgood

I just realized my #dollsofhope babies all look like Tommy Pickles from Rug Rats! #sewingforcharity #smile

Service Tip of the Month: "Try serving a stranger this month. It's easier to serve those we care for because we love them and can clearly see the impact of our #service. On the other hand, we may never know the impact of our service when we serve someone we don't know.
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"We need to allow ourselves to feel connected to those on the other side of the city or the other side of the world. We must allow ourselves to be motivated by the desire to bless lives with no thought of outcome or reward. We must be willing to do something to bless the lives of others who are struggling because we recognize that we are all the same." —Sarah Parson, Founder of @dollsofhope
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Dolls of Hope is a #JustServe partner and organizes the making of dolls and bears for children in #refugee camps. #DollsofHope

Today's the day to give these fabrics from my scrap bin a new life. These simple yet sweet teddy bears are quick to sew and are just waiting for their faces to be stitched on. Hopefully these softies help a child refugee regain a small bit of a childhood that has been taken from them. Thank you so much for this opportunity to do some fun charity sewing @dollsofhope.

#sewmystash2017 #charitysewing #sewingforkids #dollsofhope #onebearatatime #carrythefuture

It's been a while but I finally have some Fluff finishes. Four bears and six babies completely done (I have sixteen of each sewn in total). March was a big charity sew month so I'm a tad behind! #sewingforcharity #fluffproject #dollsofhope #softiesformirabel

I was sending a package to @rita.continakis in Greece filled with warm coats and flannel baby blankets & then I read a post by Rita - she was visiting with a little refugee girl named Salam who she had given a doll to after Salam was sick & hospitalized due to a bad flu virus. Rita noticed the doll was still in its packaging & asked why Salam hadn't taken the doll out of the box? Salam basically said she didn't want it to get dirty or wrecked in camp but she wanted to save the doll until they got out of the refugee camp and got to a new home so the doll would be safe. This story absolutely broke my heart & immediately I was so grateful I hadn't shipped the package yet and told Rita I would add a doll for Salam so she would have a doll to play with now. I added two homemade dolls donated by @jlloyd294 (I believe her mother made them) & then I had the thought to have each of my children choose a doll or stuffed animal to send as well. Sweet Bella choose this baby doll & was so darling & when I asked her to put the doll in the box so we could send it to a little refugee girl she kept telling me "I give it to her". I explained she couldn't give the doll to a little refugee girl herself but we had to ship it & Rita would give her doll to a little girl for her. So she gave it another big hug & put it in. I loooved it.
Scarlett chose 2 things to give away.
It took Noah a while to come around to the idea of giving one of his stuffies away... I was so proud of him when he finally decided to give his elephant. He gave it a few big hugs before putting it in the box.
It also took Jacob & Eliana a while to come around & to pick what stuffie or doll they were doing to give. Jacob was sweet & said "but all my stuffies are important to me because someone gave them to me - like you and dad or Nana or grandma". I explained again how the children in refugee camps don't have any stuffies & are lucky to have one toy & how much his stuffie will mean to the child who receives it. I was so happy when he decided on one to give and was actually surprised which one he choose.
Eliana was having a hard afternoon so I don't have a picture of her. #spreadinghope #dollsofhope

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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'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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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 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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I had someone contact me the other day asking "I see you have 400 people in your group. So do you still need more people to make dolls and bears?" I thought if one person has this question maybe others do as well. So I thought I'd do a little post to let everyone know the answer.
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While we have 400 people in our @Dollsofhope group on FB not everyone is sewing items; some joined our group and have sewn items in the past, some are currently sewing items, some hope to make items in the future and some do not sew but are still wonderful supporters and have donated to help with shipping costs, shared our project, etc.
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While there are many individuals and many hands and hearts working to make dolls and bears at any given time, I am ALWAYS sending shipments and collecting for future shipments. I currently have two shipments I'm about to send and I have 4 more shipments planned between October and January.
That means I'm going to need A LOT more dolls and bears. And you know what's amazing about this - I know that we will meet our goals and get the number we need, despite how overwhelming the numbers might seem to me right now - I know we will get the amount we need because of all you amazing human beings helping me.
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So what does 1079 + 275 = 1304 mean.
Since January 2017 we have sent 1079 handmade dolls and bears (including a handful of other smaller handmade stuffies) and once I send our 2 current shipments (which are currently at 225 dolls and bears and might end up being even more) to Serres camp / @liftinghandsinternational and Raksha / @elizabethsmartfoundation we will have sent a grand total of 1304 dolls and bears. I can hardly believe it. That's over 1300 children reached. THIRTEEN HUNDRED. It honestly brings me to tears thinking about it.
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It has taken a tremendous amount of love and time to make these 1304 items and it will continue to take a tremendous combined effort to be able to fill the next 4 shipments I have planned as well.
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So the short answer is I always need more people sewing dolls and bears, and each doll / bear you make will make a difference to a child❤️.

Isn't this picture the sweetest. I love the children holding the bears they helped make and making a heart with their hands. Honestly seeing children helping to make our bears and dolls for other children touched a special place in my heart.
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Huge thank you to Valerie and Carrie for these 73 amazingly soft and cuddly teddy bears made all out of minkee. I am going to sneak a few in to the @liftinghandsinternational and @elizabethsmartfoundation shipments and the rest will be included in our next shipments (which I will be announcing soon). .
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#Repost from Valerie Douglas

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Thanks Carrie Griffiths for helping us make a whole army of these bears for Dolls of Hope! We can't wait to give them away! You are amazing for donating all this fabric for 73 bears and all that time. They are all minkee and soft and squishy and lovable. Thank you so much! It was fun sewing with you.
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And I love that Carrie shared: "I don't know any better use of my scrap fabric than to bless the lives of God's children in need of comfort. ❤️"
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This bag of treasures was left on my doorstep the other day along with this note: "I read your Facebook post and I got so excited. My sweet granddaughter who is 10 years old helped me trace and cut out the bears; she called the red ones "her cinnamon bears". Who doesn't love Cinnamon Bears:) Then I engaged two neighbors to help stuff and embroider faces.
Next month I will deliver more - we have a Super Saturday event coming up and there will be more stuffed and embroidered with faces.
We wish to remain nameless, but would of course love to see the fruits of our efforts posted anonymously on your Facebook account as you have shared the others.
I hope this is acceptable. Thank you for all your many service projects that we get to piggy back off of in our own small way.
With love and respect."
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How amazing is this?! 20 bears, 3 dinosaurs, 1 giraffe, 3 elephants and 3 fish. .
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I really love the creativity shown and all the different little stuffies they made. Although I think the fish might be my favorite.
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To whoever you are - thank you, thank you💕 I loved that you wanted to remain anonymous.
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The image of Alan Kurdi washed up on the shore has haunted me for the past two years.
At the time I had a son the very same age as Alan so his death struck me to the core.
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Sometimes I still look at my son and think of Alan and what he would be like as a 5 year old little boy, attending kindergarten and playing without a care in the world. How different things could have been for Alan if only he had been blessed to be born in a country free of war.
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Sometimes I get caught up in how cruel and unfair life is. But then at times like this I marvel at the miracles that have occurred in the lives of so many because of Alan and his sacrifice.
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Although he died a tragic death I cannot count the number of stories I have heard of people who saw the images of Alan and knew they could not sit by and do nothing, but knew they had to do something to help. So many movements and organizations and life callings started with Alan and his tragic death. And that is miraculous. It is the beauty that has come about from his death. It is the legacy he has left the world.
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He truly has brought about more good and more goodness than any other 3 year old could have.
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@helprefugeesuk co-founder Josie Naughton wrote in the Huffington Post about how an "explosion of compassion was ignited in public consciousness" after this photo." #

It breaks my heart Alan had to lose his life, but his legacy reaches across the world and is miraculous. He lives on in so many of us who's service to refugees and the world grew out of his death.
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8500 people have lost their life at sea since Alan and many more continue to die trying to find peace and safety. May we continue to honor Alan and all those who have died by serving those who flee and those who deserve the same rights and privileges we enjoy.
I'm grateful for this image because to me it symbolizes peace and the legacy of Alan.
And I of course love there is a teddy bear in the picture with Alan because ultimately it was this picture that led me on the path to starting Dolls of Hope and wanting to bring hope and comfort to children fleeing war, violence and crisis.
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I brought all the dolls and bears downstairs so I could start organizing and packing the shipments for Serres camp / @liftinghandsinternational and Raksha / @elizabethsmartfoundation .
I was shocked when I realized just how many I have.
Feeling overwhelmed and so grateful for all this goodness and for all the incredible people who contributed and made this mountain of dolls and bears possible. Thinking of the children this mountain represents brings me to tears.
And I love knowing we are already well on our way to having a good start for our next shipments, which I will announce where they are going soon.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you❤️❤️❤️ #laborsoflove #wemakeforgood #beahelper #actsoflove #hearttoserve #ourlovenotes #loveisinthedetails #messagesoflove #withlove #madewithlove #lightinthemidstofdarkness
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I have had so many donations lately I haven't had a chance to post about these yet.
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The first is this batch of 54 hand made hats made by Catherine Shira. I was so excited to get these because although I know summer is just ending, winter will be here before we know it and these hats will mean 54 little ones will have a hat during the cold winter months in a refugee camp. Makes me so happy.
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The second donation is a whole bunch of flannel fabric donated by Jaime Carpenter (@carpingthediems). I am always so grateful for fabric donations as I get a lot of individuals who want to participate and make dolls and bears but who feel limited because of the lack of extra money to purchase the fabric to be able to do so, so donated fabric is very very much appreciated.
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I am so very grateful for each and every individual and their contribution standing with refugees and standing up for what's right, and blessing those less fortunate than themselves.
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Thank you again Kathryn and Jaime❤️❤️❤️
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@podwysm dropped off another 15 bears and 1 doll last week.
After she left I brought them in the house and set them out to take a picture and couldn't believe the darling details on so many of them... the bows, the bow ties, the bears, the glasses, the eyelashes, the hearts. I just love how individuals add their own personal touches and details. Love is definitely expressed in the details of these treasures.
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Mindy said many hands worked on these bears and doll which I always love to hear. Because the more hands really means the more hearts and love that went in to them.
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Thank you Mindy and everyone who helped you. I know the children will love them and more importantly feel your love for them as they receive and cuddle the bears you made ❤️❤️.
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This darling bear was made by my neighbor and friend Mette Seppi (@zerowasteaway)
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I love that she understands each doll or bear made is important. That each one matters and will make a difference in the life of one child.
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One of our Dolls of Hope supporters sent me a card with this quote on it a few months ago and I've kept it on my desk because I love it so much: "A single act of kindness throws up roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees." - Amelia Earhart
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We can never know the impact of our small acts of kindness and service as the effects of our efforts spread reach far beyond the individual we serve in ways we can not fully understand or appreciate.
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Thank you Mette for your act of kindness and compassion making this bear. I know your one act will bless the life of a child and inspire others in ways we don't fully understand.
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