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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

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What a great groups of friends and neighbors I have!!! Great turn out today at our Dolls of Hope Refugee Service Project!! I cannot express enough thanks to everyone that gave up their Satirday morning and came to help out! Many darling stuffed bears and dolls, that will be given out at Christmastime here in our community, were created with much love!! Everyone was more then willing to learn how to stitch on faces and stuff bodies....it truly makes all the prep work worth it!!! And huge thanks to the many people that offered to take home more to finish!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️ #LightTheWorld @just_serve @serverefugees #utahrefugees #dollsofhope #service

Growing my collection of friends... I'm so thankful for creative outlets that lift my spirits and spread love when I'm feeling down... #thisweekhasbeenhard #dollsofhope #forrefugees

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.⠀

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

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Let me introduce you to the @the.ana.collection #embroidered #dolls, founded by #Lebanese #Syrian Sisters Marianne and Melina Moussalli. It all started when the #sisters were running a children’s art class to explain the story of a displaced #Syrian #family- then the idea came to them. The #story should be told through a doll.
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Made of white cotton these dolls are decorated with colorful #handmade #designs which tell the stories of families displaced by the #war. The artisans making these dolls are themselves #Syrian #refugees, having fled to Lebanon in 2011. The word ‘ana’ means ‘I’ in Arabic, and each doll, which bears the name of a #Syrian #mother, comes with a stitched tag that says ‘I protect the dreams of my children’.
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80% of all profits are sent to the #families whose story is on the doll, as well as the ladies who manually make these dolls from scratch. The dolls prices range from $25 to $75 and can be bought through the #website. Such a #meaningful #purchase that gives something back to those in needs. If you can, do your part and simply #giveback 🙏🏼❤️ Bravo to the founders for trying to make a difference!
📸: @dream_o_grapher

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Tonight I had the privilege of teaching these 4 Mighty Girl Scout Daisies how to stuff Teddy Bears! They each got to keep one of their creations, and the rest will be donated to @dollsofhope in the coming weeks. Thanks to my fellow @sagegreenbay members for helping me and adding to our donation totals. It was a super fun night!
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22 cute bright and colorful bears from the Lehi 46th Ward were dropped off on my porch a few weeks ago.
I don’t know any more details about those who made them, but I am grateful for all those who helped make these bears.
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I believe there is something special about making a doll or bear knowing it's going to bring hope and joy to a child who has been through so much and has so little. Making toys by hand is an act of love and I believe the children can feel the love we have for them as they hold the bear or doll we have lovingly made for them.
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So thank you to all those who helped make these bears and to all of you who lovingly and generously make dolls and bears for the children we serve.
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I couldn’t be more humbled to have the participation and support of so many of you. Thank you for being here and for joining me in my effort to bring comfort and hope to children in refugee camps and crisis one doll and one bear at a time❤️
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Susan is such a wonderful supporter continually sending me boxes filled with the most unique and detailed dolls.
When I opened this box and pulled them out I loved the lace, but I was absolutely dying over her new addition, the fleece hair with pigtails, etc. They’re honestly such darling dolls and I love how much time and thought she puts in to making them different and unique. I loved the note she sent with them: “Thanks for noticing the details - I try to make each one as unique as the child who receives it.” #
Isn’t that beautiful. Oh how I love Susan and her heart and the love she shows in the details of her dolls💕
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Update: Thanks to the help of some followers I now know these dolls were made by the Jordan Oaks 7th Ward Young Women and Relief Society thanks to Tessa Richards Simonsen. And that there are more coming. I’m so relieved I have tears in my eyes. .
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I feel absolutely awful but these 50 beautiful dolls were dropped off the end of November and were sitting in my front room waiting for me to have a chance to take a picture of them and one of my 3 1/2 year old twins got a hold of the piece of paper that said who the dolls were from. If you dropped these dolls off on my porch or if you were part of the group who made these dolls would you please please please comment below or message me. I’m dying I don’t know who they’re from.
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I will mention this is the first time this has ever happened, thankfully.
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18 dolls and 18 bears were dropped off by Casey Christensen a few weeks ago. He emailed me before dropping them off and let me know they made them as part of a family reunion and that it was a great experience for their family making them together.
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I love when people find creative ways to serve and when people make service an integral part of their family and time spent together as a family.
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Imagine what we could accomplish if we all looked for ways to involve our families in more service.
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These 12 dolls and bears were made by Linda Barker. They’re almost 100 % fleece which means they are super soft and cuddly. And I loved the sweet faces.
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Thank you Linda for these dolls and bears and for your efforts making them ❤️ #
I love that none of us has to do a lot for our efforts to make a difference in the lives of others. Because when we each do what we can and in the ways that we can, collectively we are able to accomplish amazing things.
By working together each doing our little part, we can bring hope and light and comfort to the world...one child at a time ❤️
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These 17 colorful bears were made by individuals from the Irvington Ward, in Fremont, California. I love the fabric and the ribbons they sewed on to add some extra detail.
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Please remember if you want to add a ribbon it needs to be sewn / tacked on😊
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Thank you to all those who helped make these bears ❤️.
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@dollsofhope One batch of friends complete. 17 to be exact. There's alot more batches coming up... #dollsofhope #forrefugees #justserve #lighttheworld

I thought it would be helpful to share this little tutorial about how to do an invisible ladder stitch to neatly close your dolls and bears. It also shows how to hide your beginning and ending knots, something that is very important as knots on the outside of the dolls or bears are tempting for little hands. .
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This tutorial was written by @dollsanddaydreams and I share it from her website. .
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I love the Ladder Stitch! It’s easy and fast too! The Ladder stitch is perfect for closing up your softies, dolls, toys and sewing projects. .
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Picture 2: This great diagram explains it brilliantly.
Pin your softie/doll up and simply follow the numbers, 1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4 etc in the direction of the orange arrows. The blue dotted lines are where you are pushing your needle through the material. You can almost see a zigzag in your stitches afterwards .... but that depends on the amount of stuffing, and usually fades to become almost invisible.
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As you know I love a good video tutorial and was about to make one when I found this ! It's excellent and explains it so well that even a beginner will understand. Enjoy!
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✨link to the above tutorial on Dolls and Daydreams website, including a video tutorial is temporarily in my profile.
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Growing my collection of friends... I'm so thankful for creative outlets that lift my spirits and spread love when I'm feeling down... #thisweekhasbeenhard #dollsofhope #forrefugees

So many hands and hearts worked on these 35 bears.
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They were delivered by Adriann Goodwine @thatsagood1mom from Monticello, Utah.
Her daughter Carlyn made them as a Sterling Scholar project, she started working on them at girls camp and then more at a mother daughter party. Then their church children and young women hand stitched the faces on them and Adrianne’s 85 yr old mother and 63 yr old brother sewed and stuffed them.
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Makes me happy knowing so many individuals worked together to bring these 35 bears to pass, as it means more love and effort went in to making them - and I believe the love and energy put in to the bears while making them will be felt by the children who receive them💕. #
So thank you Adrianne, Carlyn and everyone else who helped make these bears❤️ #
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What a great groups of friends and neighbors I have!!! Great turn out today at our Dolls of Hope Refugee Service Project!! I cannot express enough thanks to everyone that gave up their Satirday morning and came to help out! Many darling stuffed bears and dolls, that will be given out at Christmastime here in our community, were created with much love!! Everyone was more then willing to learn how to stitch on faces and stuff bodies....it truly makes all the prep work worth it!!! And huge thanks to the many people that offered to take home more to finish!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️ #LightTheWorld @just_serve @serverefugees #utahrefugees #dollsofhope #service

TOMORROW!!! Join us tomorrow between 9-12 here in Syracuse. We will have tons to do and stations for all levels of crafty or non-crafty peeps. Bring scissors labeled with your name and a happy attitude!! Thank you to all who have reached out with questions!! I am super excited for this to come together!!!!! My heart is THANKFUL for you all! ❤️ @serverefugees @just_serve #lighttheworld #utahrefugees #dollsofhope

I found 58 stuffed footballs and about 200 mini bears on my porch a few weeks ago from Betsy Winkler Johansen and her local group of sewers. These amazing women sew these mini bears and footballs and share them with multiple organizations who spread them around the world. How amazing is that❤️. #
Thank you Betsy and everyone who helped make these items. They were included in the shipment to NuDay Syria and some went in the Lifting Hands International- Utah Project shipping container headed for refugees in Lebanon.
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Note: We ask that you do not use markers or paint to do the faces.
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I am absolutely amazed at this. AMAZED. Marci Ann Mitchell (@marcimoo22) dropped off 111 dolls a few weeks ago that she made with the help of her mom, Melinda Hicken. 111 DOLLS😍😍😍. #
Marci made her first batch of bears and dolls and then came back to get more fabric and decided to use all the fabric I gave her to make as many dolls as she could. Marci was originally working on these 111 dolls on her own, but after her sewing machine started acting up her mother came to the rescue and helped Marci sew them. How amazing is that?
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And I love love love that Marci made 30 boy dolls too.
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I am honestly amazed and stunned at two people making 111 dolls because I know how long dolls take to make and can’t even imagine how long this incredible effort took them.
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Thank you Marci and your sweet mom for making these treasures. Thank you for the countless hours you spent making them and for the love you filled each one with as you made them.
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I am so very grateful and was so excited to receive them when I did as I needed them for our shipment for @bashaboutique in Bangladesh.
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A sincere thank you also goes to those who donate fabric. All 111 of these dolls are made with fabric donated by supporters.
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I am so grateful to all those who donate fabric as it allows those like Marci who are unable to afford to purchase fabric and all the other supplies needed to make dolls or bears to still be able to make them. It allows them the opportunity to receive the blessings that come knowing your making a doll or a bear for a child who is in need of comfort, hope and joy. It allows them the opportunity to serve. So to all those who send fabric, thank you❤️

HOLIDAY REFUGEE SERVICE PROJECT
Lots of people have responded that they are coming to help!! THANK YOU!! We also recognize that not everyone can come the day of...so we're pleading for help from you in collecting FABRIC and STUFFING in advance! You can drop it off at my home (PM me for address if you need it) prior to our 11/25 activity. For those that would be interested in "pre-cutting" some of the fabric, let me know and I'll do my best to coordinate that in advance as well. [Body of teddy bear needs at least a 12"x15" piece of fabric, but we can make scraps work with some creative sewing too!] If you'd like to donate money please message me as well. THANK you to all who are making this worthy project happen!! #justserve @serverefugees #utahrefugees @justserve #serverefugees #dollsofhope #communityservice #lighttheworld #comestuff

Last summer my friend Jana Lloyd organized the women in the Pacific Drive Ward in American Fork to make dolls for Dolls of Hope. They made over 70 dolls and I was amazed and grateful for their efforts.
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Then this summer Jana organized another activity, but this time they worked on bears. I was honored to be able to attend their activity where they started working on them and to be able to speak to the women gathered.
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And then a couple weeks ago Jana dropped off their 59 bears.
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How grateful I am to @jlloyd294 and all those who helped make these bears.
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How grateful I am that there are so many who believe like I do that every child deserves to have a toy to cherish❤️
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Thank you again Jana and everyone who helped you in this effort.
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These 12 colorful and happy bears were made by Theresa Wilkes. Theresa is a busy and devoted mother and grandmother and serves in the community. I have been a witness to her service on many occasions and in many different settings and love the example she sets that one is never too busy to serve.
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Thank you Theresa for making these bears and for showing children on the other side of the world that you care for them and want to provide them with a bear to bring them comfort and hope.
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The first batch of 26 bears made by BYU students participating in the Y-Serve Refugee weekly service activity held every Tuesday night on Brigham Young University campus.
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How amazing it is that these students meet every week to serve refugees ❤️❤️❤️ #
Thank you to all the students who gave of your time and helped work on these bears.
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Thank you to the sweet student who delivered them to my home.
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And thank you Chiara Alibert for your efforts in coordinating this weekly service activity and for reaching out to us and allowing Dolls of Hope to be a part of it❤️
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And thank you to all those who donate fabric and allow me the opportunity to provide the fabric to the Y-Serve Refugee students to make these bears.
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Let me introduce you to the @the.ana.collection #embroidered #dolls, founded by #Lebanese #Syrian Sisters Marianne and Melina Moussalli. It all started when the #sisters were running a children’s art class to explain the story of a displaced #Syrian #family- then the idea came to them. The #story should be told through a doll.
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Made of white cotton these dolls are decorated with colorful #handmade #designs which tell the stories of families displaced by the #war. The artisans making these dolls are themselves #Syrian #refugees, having fled to Lebanon in 2011. The word ‘ana’ means ‘I’ in Arabic, and each doll, which bears the name of a #Syrian #mother, comes with a stitched tag that says ‘I protect the dreams of my children’.
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80% of all profits are sent to the #families whose story is on the doll, as well as the ladies who manually make these dolls from scratch. The dolls prices range from $25 to $75 and can be bought through the #website. Such a #meaningful #purchase that gives something back to those in needs. If you can, do your part and simply #giveback 🙏🏼❤️ Bravo to the founders for trying to make a difference!
📸: @dream_o_grapher

The end of August Julie Pate dropped off 45 dolls made by her Relief Society group, from the American Fork 1st Ward. And just recently she dropped off 22 more dolls after she finished them on her own!
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I️ am so grateful for those who look for meaningful ways to serve others and for those who involve others in their service by organizing groups to make dolls and bears. .
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Thank you again Julie for seeing our project on @just_serve and for wanting to join us and for asking the women in your ward to join you.
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#webelongtoeachother #withrefugees #teachingourchildren #everylittlebithelps #spreadingjoy #spreadingsmiles #chooselove #fromourarmstotheirs #dollsofhope #sewingforcharity #onedollandbearatatime #choosecompassion #onebyone #loveoneanother #onedollandbearatatime #thepowerofcreating #creatingheals

Thank you Sarah @dollsofhope
#Repost @dollsofhope (@get_repost)
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I’ve been busy tonight working on dolls for the @o.u.r.giftoffreedom next week. If you live anywhere near Provo, Utah you should definitely come next Tuesday (please swipe left to see the details). Every item for sale at the event (including my dolls and bears) has been donated so 100% of purchases go to @ourrescue to help rescue children from sex trafficking.
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There will be over $50,000 in items available to purchase so please come and spread the word.
Honestly what better way to do your Christmas and Holiday shopping than by saving children with every gift you purchase.
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I️ hope to see you there!
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I’ve been busy tonight working on dolls for the @o.u.r.giftoffreedom next week. If you live anywhere near Provo, Utah you should definitely come next Tuesday (please swipe left to see the details). Every item for sale at the event (including my dolls and bears) has been donated so 100% of purchases go to @ourrescue to help rescue children from sex trafficking.
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There will be over $50,000 in items available to purchase so please come and spread the word.
Honestly what better way to do your Christmas and Holiday shopping than by saving children with every gift you purchase.
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I️ hope to see you there!
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#webelongtoeachother #withrefugees #teachingourchildren #everylittlebithelps #spreadingjoy #spreadingsmiles #chooselove #fromourarmstotheirs #dollsofhope #sewingforcharity #onedollandbearatatime #choosecompassion #onebyone #loveoneanother #onedollandbearatatime #thepowerofcreating #creatingheals

The Country Park 6th Ward participated in a summer of service for refugees with multiple projects and one of their projects was making teddy bears for @dollsofhope.
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I knew they had high hopes to make a lot of bears but I was still shocked when I saw the huge box they dropped off on my porch a couple weeks ago and then counted 139 teddy bears. That’s a lot of children who will have a toy to cuddle and a smile on their face ❤️. #
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Thank you Leslie for your leadership in coordinating this tremendous effort and to all those who helped make these 139 bears. Whether you made 1 bear or 20, please know how very grateful we are for all the time and effort you put in to make these treasures for the children in Greece, Syria and Bangladesh. Please know how much these will mean to the children who receive them❤️❤️
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#webelongtoeachother #withrefugees #teachingourchildren #everylittlebithelps #spreadingjoy #spreadingsmiles #chooselove #fromourarmstotheirs #dollsofhope #sewingforcharity #onedollandbearatatime #choosecompassion #onebyone #loveoneanother #onedollandbearatatime #thepowerofcreating #creatingheals

Receiving messages like this one from Amy Correll always make my day. I just love seeing people gathering together united in their desire to serve children on the other side of the world 💕💕
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“I mentioned your organization to the ladies of Lydia Circle, which is a part of my church, the Congregational Church of Tryon, NC. We are gathering all month to sew bears and dolls for distribution. I thought you might enjoy these pictures of today's teddy bear workshop.
I have been donating money to other organizations for about a year now, but I wanted to start something more personal. I hope to start a dialogue with you and maybe even bring some bears to you personally.
Thank you”
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Today I went on a local news show here in Utah, @fox13theplace.
One of the things I was most excited to share on the show was that working with @liftinghandsinternational we will be setting up a Dolls of Hope sewing project for the Yazidi’s living in Serres Camp in Greece, however we ran out of time. Because I wasn’t able to share many details on the show I wanted to share them here.
Speaking of the Yazidi people they serve in Serres Camp, the Lifting Hands International (LHI) website states: “Our Yazidi friends here have survived genocide, suffered significant loss and grief, and made the dangerous journey to Greece. Ours is the only full-time team providing psycho-social services to these wonderful people.” The Dolls of Hope sewing corner will provide an opportunity for the women to make dolls and bears themselves to then send to Yazidi children still living and suffering in Iraq.
While the process of creating bears and dolls will provide the women with therapeutic benefits on its own, we believe providing them with the opportunity to make dolls and bears for the children still living in Iraq will allow them to feel the additional blessings and joy that comes when you serve others.
Knowing how the women’s lives will be blessed as they serve and knowing the hope, comfort and joy the children in Iraq will feel as they receive the dolls and bears makes me incredibly excited about this opportunity.
LHI already has 2 sewing machines, but they need a few more, as well as tables, shelves and of course fabric and other necessary materials. If you would like to donate to help make the sewing corner a reality please click on the link in the @liftinghandsinternational profile and it will take you directly to their donate page on their website. Please specify “Dolls of Hope” in the drop down menu.
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I am so excited to partner with @liftinghandsinternational on this project and hope you will consider donating to support it as well.
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And special thanks to Molly for her vision in wanting to bring this opportunity to the women and girls at Serres after she read a previous post about sweet 13 year old Maria and her experience making bears and how it helped her❤️.

This bear arrived in the mail a couple weeks ago from Janna Nelson (who organized a group of young women to make bears at their Stake Girls Camp), along with a note that read: “We found him in the back of the truck. He had fallen out of the bag. Thx for all your goodness!! ❤️ the FB post you did about our efforts.” #
Oh how I LOVE that Janna knew the importance of the ONE. That Janna knew it was important to send this one bear because it would be able to touch a life of ONE child.
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Never underestimate the power of ONE. One person, ONE gesture, ONE act of service, ONE bear or ONE doll, ONE child.
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No act of service is too small. No effort is ever wasted. ONE bear and ONE doll at a time we are collectively changing the world.
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Note: if you want to add a ribbon to your dolls or bears, please make sure to sew it on:)
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My heart has been feeling so heavy after a stressful week and reading some posts earlier that just made me want to climb in my bed and pull the covers over my head and cry. But then I started writing this post and I started to feel some of the weight lifted.
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26 bears and 4 little stuffed treasures were left on my porch last week. There was no note but because I recognize the fabrics and especially the small treasures I know exactly who dropped them off. The neat thing about this sweet woman is she has done so much organizing those in her neighborhood to make so many bears and smaller stuffed animals but does not want any attention for her efforts in organizing and continuing to work on items.
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How grateful I am for her service and for her goodness and desire to serve anonymously. This woman and her heart have reminded me again that there are so many truly good and compassionate people in this world with pure motives and sincere desires to simply bless the lives of others. How grateful I am to know that because of people like her there will always be more light and love and compassion than darkness and hate and indifference.
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Brandon had to complete 8 hours of service as part of earning his citizenship in the community merit badge for Scouting and choose to make bears. With the help of his mom Kristin @nursekorton he was able to make 11 bears.
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Look at how sweet he is holding them on my front porch while his mom took his picture. Honestly children making bears and dolls for other children really is such a tender thing to me and always makes me so happy to see.
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Thank you Brandon and Kristin for your efforts in making these bears. They will be included in the shipment to @nudaysyria and will soon be headed to children inside Syria who will be overjoyed to receive them❤️
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GREAT volunteers 💪+ Fluffy bears 🐻 = Smiling Refugee Children 👧🏻🤓👶🏽 #byucougars #yserve #liftinghandsinternational

These dolls and note arrived last week: “Enclosed are 21 dolls hoping to balance out the bears heading to Lesvos!
Let me know when your next shipment is / what you need and I will help”. ❤️ Susan
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Bless Susan. She is amazing. I don’t know how she’s doing it but Susan is making a batch of dolls / bears for each shipment I have announced over the last few months.
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I’ve completely lost track of how many shipments she’s sent and how many dolls and bears she’s made but believe me when I say it’s A LOT.
I absolutely love her enthusiasm and generous heart that desires to bless children by providing them with a doll or bear. And that she’s not content to just make one batch but wants to continue making more to bless more children.
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Thank you so much Susan for the many many hours you spend making these treasures and for the details you add. I loved the new pom poms addition this batch, but also just love how detailed you are making each one different, adding headbands, lace, different hair and eyes, etc. Love is in the details of your dolls and bears Susan❤️❤️
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45 bears arrived early last week from California. They were made by some wonderful women from the Ventura 3rd Ward Relief Society and some young Activity Day Girl helpers.
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How grateful I am to all the women and children who helped in making these bears and especially to Tammy Clobes for organizing this effort.
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There are so many who are suffering around the world and so many ways and opportunities to serve those who are suffering. So when people and groups choose to make dolls and bears for children who have endured so much and lost so much it means more than I could ever express.
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Thank you again Tammy and friends for your service and for your willingness to be a light and spread goodness in a world of darkness and hate. Thank you for being helpers.
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I absolutely love when I find surprise bags of bears or dolls left on my front porch and especially when I didn’t even realize someone / a group was working on making any.
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These 19 bears were left the end of last week with a small note that said: “Cedar Hills 4th Ward Relief Society”.
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I love knowing a group of women who live so close to me in my little city, some of whom I may actually know, worked on these bears.
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I wish I had taken a close up of their perfect machine embroidered faces because I am in love with them. I also love that they’re made all out of fleece making them extra soft and cuddly.
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To the women that are part of the Cedar Hills 4th Ward thank you for your time and effort making these bears. Thank you for putting your heart and love in to them. I can’t wait to ship them off knowing how much they are going to be loved and cuddled by the children who receive them❤️❤️.
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Almost all of this arrived on my doorstep in the last 2 days.... can you believe it?
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And I was a little worried when I committed to an extra shipment to @nudaysyria this month, but thanks to all this I’m definitely not worried anymore❤️. #
I’m behind in posting all my recent donations because you all just keep overwhelming me with so much goodness, which is my favorite problem to have. I did get pictures of them all taken today so look forward to lots of posts highlighting your treasures.
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Susan Workman, Tammi Clobes, @dianemb44, and @knatd your packages arrived and are all in there ❤️. #
So much love and gratitude to you all for all you do to bless the children❤️❤️. #
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It has been a very busy last week at my house as I have been preparing and packing 3 different shipments. Having over 800 items to sort and pack at the same time meant I had to do things a little differently. And sadly instead of being able to lay out each shipment and take a picture of it I instead sorted and vacuum sealed them as I went and then divided them between the three shipments as needed. I’m sad not to have the items included in these shipments all laid out and a picture of each but it just wasn’t possible.
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On Saturday I was able to deliver the first shipment, filled with 400 bears to the @liftinghandsinternational Utah Project Warehouse to be added to a shipping container that will be heading to refugees in Lebanon.
I was asked to specifically send bears as they already had a large number of dolls donated by another local organization and as I always receive so many more bears than dolls it worked out perfectly.
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It also worked out perfectly that I was able to plan my drop off to be able to visit with @habibtihayley, the founder of @liftinghandsinternational (LHI) She is an incredible force for good and always a joy to visit with.
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I was able to send so many bears because of so many of YOU. I have been overwhelmed lately at the sheer volume of bears, dolls, etc I have been receiving the last few months and it is because of that, because of so many of YOU that I was able to send 400 bears. When I was first approached about sending bears in this container I wasn’t sure how many I would be able to send because I already had a number of shipments planned for this fall but because of YOU my expectations were blown out of the water. The fact that 400 children will be reached through this shipment brings me to tears.
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Note: I took all 400 bears to the warehouse and packed them in their special boxes while there.
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Note: if you are local to Utah you can visit the Utah Project page on the LHI website and gather / drop off much needed items to be added to this shipping container heading to Lebanon. And if you’re not local you can still visit the Utah Project page and order from their Amazon wishlist and items will be delivered directly for you.

Look at all the smiles on this group of BYU students participating in the Y-Serve Refugees weekly service activity held every Tuesday night on Brigham Young University campus.
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I was sent this picture the end of September after the first night working on bears for Dolls of Hope, along with this message and it made me so happy: "Sarah! Our event on Tuesday was wonderful. So many people came and loved the project Dolls of Hope! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to serve you are providing us with:)" #
How amazing it is that these students meet every week to serve refugees ❤️❤️❤️ #
Thank you Chiara Alibert for your efforts in coordinating this weekly service activity and for reaching out to us and allowing Dolls of Hope to be a part of it❤️
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These 47 bears arrived a few days ago from the Rocklin Stake in California.
The note included with the bears said: "We had a lovely experience making and stuffing bears at our Stake Relief Society Humanitarian Work Day. What a great experience! Thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve." #
Oh how I love to hear of groups gathering together to serve. And how grateful I am to those who organize events such as this Humanitarian Work Day and proclaim to the world that loving your fellow brothers and sisters around the world involves action, it involves service. .
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Thank you Karen Motley for organizing this event for other likeminded and likehearted women and for sending the bears and including a $30 donation to help with shipping costs.
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Dolls of Hope wouldn't exist and wouldn't be able to spread hope, comfort and love without wonderful people like Karen and those who joined her.
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These 5 sisters dropped off a batch of bears the end of last week. I loved being able to meet them all briefly and hearing how they had made the bears as part of a sister retreat they'd been having. Seriously how awesome is that?! What a wonderful group of women.
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Thank you Wendi Stevenson (who is on the far left) for organizing this as part of your sister retreat. And thank you Barbara, Jean, Becky, and Linda for joining Wendi to make these darling bears. I made sure to put a few in the shipment heading to Serres Camp in Greece / @liftinghandsinternational ❤️
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