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Sharing 3 donations tonight.
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21 dolls and 4 bears left anonymously on my porch the middle of May. I’m not sure who this mystery sewer is but this is not the first time they’ve made these darling creations and left them on my porch without a note.
Whoever you are - thank you for these darling dolls and bears with so many different details, the hair, the different eyes and faces, the bonnets and ribbons, the lace, the hearts... all so unique and different. Love is in the details of these dolls that’s for sure.
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Note: I love to know who made items so I can thank them. But also, I love for people to know where the items they made are sent (I list and if possible tag all those who helped make the items in each shipment). Pic 2:
19 dolls and 1 bear made by Halle Fiagle, Alyssa Busker, McKell Mundy and Emily Rogers. The four girls were taking an international health class at college and as part of the course they needed to participate in a global service project. They said after seeing Dolls Of Hope on the @just_serve site, they knew this is what they wanted to do. I love that so many people are drawn to our cause and I am grateful to Just Serve for helping so many individuals and groups learn about our important work.
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I of course loved that they made dolls and added hijabs on some❤️
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They also donated $10 to help with shipping. Thank you all so much!
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Pic 3 and 4:
9 of the most beautiful hand knit sweaters and matching hats. And 24 hand knit hats and 13 hand knit ear covers/ headbands.
I’m only sad that I don’t know who made them as a friend of mine was telling someone about Dolls Of Hope and they brought these over for him to drop off to me.
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The picture of course doesn’t do these darling sweaters and hats justice that’s for sure. Now to decide where to send them😍
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Thank you to all who participated in these efforts and who made these beautiful creations.

My latest project for the refugee children..47 dolls and bears for Dolls of Hope. #dollsofhope#sewingproject#handmadedolls#handmadebears#refugeechildren#hopeforpeace#lovethechildren

These adorable dolls are made for refugee children. In my newest piece for @carrythefuture, read about an amazing woman who making the lives of refugee children a little brighter! #candosomething #carrythefuture #dollsofhope #refugee (link in bio)

World Doll Day and 1 donation.
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June 9th is World Doll Day so we wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all those who have made and helped make dolls (and bears) for children in need around the world like this precious girl💕 ** Make sure to swipe left to see her beautiful smile.
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Did you know World Doll Day was established on June 14, 1986 by a lovely lady named Mildred Seeley, to celebrate not only dolls, but caring, nurturing love and the people offering it, in general. This day celebrates the significance of dolls in early childhood for both girls and boys.
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And because it’s #worlddollday we had to highlight the donation of 121 dolls made by the women from the Relief Society of the Branbury Ward in Idaho.
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121 dolls❤️. We don’t receive large donations of dolls very often as people and groups make bears a lot more often, so when we get a large donation of dolls we are so excited!!! #
Thank you Ann Searle DeBurgh for coordinating this effort and shipping them to Utah. Thank you for helping us celebrate World Doll Day.
📷: @stevenwoodphotography

This is why every single bear and doll is important. It doesn’t matter if you make one or 100... every single one matters and makes a difference because every ONE will bless the life of ONE child. Each ONE will make ONE child smile. Each ONE will mean ONE child has something to cuddle and play with. Each ONE will bring hope to ONE child. Each ONE will mean ONE child separated from their parents/without a parent is not so lonely at night.
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So thank you for your efforts, again whether they are large or small does not matter. What matters is each doll or bear will bless the life of a child and for that child it will make all the difference in the world.
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✨When you brighten the life of a child you brighten the world✨-Unknown
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I hope you all know and understand this and never feel like your contributions of 1 or 2 or 5 dolls or bears are not enough. Each one MATTERS and has the power to do SO MUCH GOOD in the life of a child. I honestly can’t even write this post without being overcome with emotion because I feel it so strongly.
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Thank you
@hopeworldwideutah for sharing this picture with us and for helping us to spread hope and joy to children around the world ❤️❤️
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Sharing two donations today.
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Pic 1, 2 and 3: A YSA Stake in Orem, Utah held a Dolls Of Hope service activity and made 400 bears. The activity was organized by Sue Jones and Kathie. Sweet Sue and Kathie looked through each bear and fixed the ones in need of a little extra tlc before they delivered them to me. And then while dropping them off they asked me how I pack and ship them and then they volunteered to take them all back home and pack and vacuum seal them for me. I was so incredibly grateful and was thrilled to give them the vaccum seal bags so they could pack them for me. I tried to explain what a blessing it was but I don’t think they understood the HUGE tender mercy it was. And if that wasn’t enough they took the extra bears and dolls I had in my front room and vaccum sealed them for me too.
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Sue was sweet enough to send me a few pictures from their service activity, along with some information. Sue wrote: “We had the girls cut out the bears from donated fabric; each ward was responsible for 25 bears. Our awesome Advisers, Bishopric wives, and our Presidency embroidered faces and did the sewing. Then the girls met on Saturday, April 7th to stuff and stitch the bears closed. We had approximately 200-250 girls attend this activity and everyone enjoyed it.”
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2 super soft brown bears from Susan Olsson in Illinois. I loved the fabric Susan used because it made the bears extra cuddly. They are just darling ❤️
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Sincerest thank you to all those who made these bears. I can’t thank you all enough for your efforts. Whether they are large (like coordinating, sewing, embroidering faces and packing of 400 bears) or smaller (like helping to stuff or sew seams of some bears or making 2 bears) it’s not the size of your efforts that matters, but the amount of love you put in to your efforts ❤️. #
Mother Theresa said: “It’s not how much we give, it’s how much love we put in to giving”. #
Thank you all for all the love you put in to the bears you worked on and made❤️❤️

Sharing 3 donations tonight!
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Kim Burkholder from New Mexico made 22 bears, 7 of them with the help of her nieces (they’re the ones without the red hearts pinned to them). And the remaining 15 bears (with the red hearts pinned to them) were made with Kim’s 1st and 2nd grade students as part of a school project.
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I was so grateful she included such a detailed note as it brought me to tears reading it. And I LOVED the personal touch of the “made for you by” hearts. So tender and special.
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From Kim’s note:
“To introduce our project, we read a number of children’s books about refugees. Everyone agreed that we wanted to help refugee children by making bears for them. Students each chose the fabric pieces they wanted to use then stamped on their fabric using discharge paste to make the designs. Then, they designed their faces by choosing from eye, nose and mouth options. The grandmother of one student helped me with embroidering the students’ face designs and sewing the bears. Then students turned the bears and stuffed them. I sewed them closed and students wrote their notes on the hearts and chose ribbons for them, which I tacked on. The students gave their bears a final hug and said goodbye as they put them in the box. Many told their bears to enjoy their new friends. The students are still talking about their bears and the kids who will get them! This project gave them the opportunity to learn about other cultures and very sad experiences, while also learning that they can help make the world a better place!
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Kim, thank you for being such an incredible teacher and providing this opportunity to your students and nieces and teaching them such valuable lessons at such a young age.
And thank you for the $20 to help with shipping❤️ Pic 3:
Two more large bags of the softest minky from @sewsweetminkydesigns
We are so grateful for their generosity and support as their fabric donations allow so many to make bears and dolls.
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19 dolls with bows in their hair, 13 bears with hearts stitched on and 15 balls all from @talbied . She also sent a sweet note and $5 to help with shipping. Thank you Talbie, every little bit helps so much❤️

We are incredibly grateful for the tremendous work of NuDay Syria and the lives they bless through their comprehensive efforts.
We are humbled and honored for the opportunity to play a small part in blessing the lives of the children they serve as we send dolls, bears, matchbox cars, etc. to them to distribute.
The founder of NuDay Syria, Nadia Alawa says “we believe in the power of a teddy” and we couldn’t agree with her more. We believe in the power of teddies and dolls and that is why we do what we do.
Thank you to all those who join us and allow our efforts to reach children like these precious ones in Syria ❤️❤️ Make sure to zoom in to see their smiles better❤️❤️
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#Repost from
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End of year celebration, distribution of gifts and teddies from the US, art projects including honors paid to family members killed during the Revolution and a fantastic model of Malaand School.
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Sharing two donations tonight.
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47 dolls and 34 bears were made by a group from St. George, Utah. When I asked who they were made by I was told “No recognition needed. 😊Just happy to help.” #
I love that they don’t want any recognition, however I like to be able to tag people so they know where their items are sent. And because I know the individual who coordinated this effort I can at least mention her name Jackie Coletti:) They also dropped off their extra fabric, patterns that had been cut out and stuffing, etc. which is always a blessing to be able to pass on to others!
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Alissa Packer, her kids and their friends made 11 bears. She told me they were made by 8 and 9 year olds and were made with lots and lots of love. I love that she said they had a party where kids came over and made them with the help of their moms. I just love those who involve children in this project as children helping bless the lives of other children is just the sweetest thing and I love the opportunity it provides children to discover that they have the ability to bless and change lives of other children.
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Alissa was also sweet enough to send $10 to help with shipping costs.
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Thank you to everyone who participated in making these darling dolls and bears❤️
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27 dolls and 67 bears were made by the Granite View Stake Young Women during Girls Camp last summer.
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@jenbaxj shared the following pictures and stories with me about their efforts: “The most joyful part was watching how the girls who are used to a world of instant gratification and quick and easy projects settled down next to each other and planned out the personality of their doll and bear and then got comfortable and sat chatting and creating with their friends. I loved watching the girls creating the perfect doll or bear for refugee kids. .
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One of the sweetest things was to watch our special needs girls come back several times to make more dolls. Jenny (shown in pictures 3 and 4) is a special needs "YW" who is past girl's camp age in chronological years but loves to continue to come with her mom. Jenny made her first doll with the help of her mom. The next afternoon she came back to make a bear. A little later she came back and asked me to find her bear because he really needed a vest. She worked so hard with the help of others to get the vest just right! That bear got so many hugs as Jenny kept coming back to make sure that bear had enough love. .
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Peyton is another special needs girl who has a constant smile on her face. Her younger sister, Paige was at camp with her and her best buddy Megan (shown in picture 1). Megan and Paige sat with Peyton for a long time making sure that all the details were perfect and then when I went to count all the dolls and put them away in the box I realized that Paige and Peyton (shown in picture 2) had sewn the hands of their dolls together. What a sweet symbol of sisterly love and watching out for each other.”
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@jenbaxj thank you for organizing this effort and allowing the young women in your stake the opportunity to make dolls and bears for children in need❤️. And thank you for sharing these sweet stories and pictures with us❤️❤️.
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I always love seeing pictures and hearing stories about making the dolls and bears. And of course I just love seeing children serving other children.

Sharing 2 donations tonight❤️
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Pic 1: 14 dolls and 32 bears made by JaAnna Nelson along with some help from a few grandchildren.
I love that JaAnna included her grandchildren in her efforts and I love that they added hearts on the bears ❤️
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Thank you for your continued support and efforts to bless the lives of children around the world JaAnna. And thank you for the $40 to help with shipping costs.
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19 bears made by Karen Ferguson from Wisconsin. I love that these bears are so simple yet so very soft and sweet. And I of course love the skirt and the bow tie and scarfs.
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Thank you so much Karen for your service and messages of love to the children who will receive your bears❤️
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A few weeks ago we shared that the @liftinghandsinternational Women's Center Dolls Of Hope sewing corner in Greece made 75 bears and dolls in the Dolls of Hope sewing corner. These 75 dolls and bears were then delivered to Yazidi children living in refugee camps in Iraq by LHI team members Molly and Kyle.
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Knowing she was heading back to Iraq and wanting to get more dolls and bears in to the hands of more of the Yazidi children in Iraq, Molly contacted me with an idea of how we could quickly get her more dolls and bears. We are incredibly grateful for @advo_k8 being willing to take a big bag filled with 100 dolls and bears with her to Germany to deliver to another LHI volunteer, Larissa who is meeting Molly in Iraq.
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The bag of 100 was filled with 20 dolls and 80 bears made by Nada Mair, Jordan North 4th Ward Relief Society and Young Women, Kennewick East Stake Relief Society (Ashley Stratton), Cedar Hills 8th Ward Relief Society (@nursekorton), Cherry Hill 6th Ward Young Women, Janet Wright, Melinda Hicken, San Diego 7th Ward, Ammon 3rd Ward Young Women, and the Waldorf Maryland YSA Ward (Amy Henderson). #

Again these bears and dolls will be going to Yazidi children in Iraq, most of whom are orphans as a result of the Yazidi Genocide. We are incredibly honored to be able to help the children in such a meaningful way with these dolls and bears. Sincerest thank you to Molly, Kate, Larissa and all those who made these 100 items that will bring much hope and joy and smiles to the Yazidi children in Iraq💕💕

Sharing two donations tonight❤️
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Pic 1 and 2: 135 bears from Jordan North 4th Ward Relief Society and Young Women. They all had the cutest and most detailed machine embroidered faces and designs on them - you need to make sure you swipe left to see the second picture which shows the designs on some of the bear bodies. Just incredible. They also included $40 to help with shipping.
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Thank you Dellory Matthews for coordinating this amazing effort and to her grandkids for helping her count and pack them all and to Mary Black and her hubby for delivering them to me. And of course for the shipping donation.
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Pic 3: 12 bears from Waldorf Maryland YSA Ward in Maryland, DC. I loved the bright and colorful fabric they used and the sweet note they included that said: “Thank you for providing us the opportunity to put smiles on children’s faces! Keep up the good work.”
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Thank you Amy Henderson for coordinating this effort and for shipping them and for generously including $100 to help with shipping costs.
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The generosity of our supporters like Amy and Dellory never ceases to amaze me❤️. And of course without the generosity of so many (whether you donate $2, $5 or $100) it is these donations that allow our shipments to be sent all over the world.
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How grateful I am to everyone who helped with these two donations. So many hands and hearts worked together to embroider, sew, stuff, and deliver these 147 bears.
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Together we are putting smiles on so many childrens’ faces. Together we are bringing hope and joy and comfort to children in need around the world. Together we are showing the world what love looks like❤️❤️
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I always LOVE hearing how our dolls and bears are received by children around the world. And I loved hearing this little story from Jessica Mass, Director of Aftercare for @ourrescue and wanted to share it with you.
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But first, just to recap, in January we delivered 322 dolls/bears to @ourrescue, an organization that exists to rescue children from sex trafficking. The dolls and bears were added to Rescue Kits (bags given to survivors immediately upon their rescue). #
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Jessica recently shared the following with me: “Last week we had a rescue operation in xxx. We gave the girls each a rescue bag and inside each of the bags was one of your Dolls of Hope for the 10 girls who were rescued.
THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!! The girls’ faces literally lit up as they held them and two of the girls were talking about wanting to show their little daughters it. THANK YOU!!!!!!”
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Just thinking of what these young girls have endured and that receiving one of our dolls made their faces light up brings tears to my eyes. How grateful I am for the opportunity to touch their lives even in a tiny way... to touch the lives of SO many children in a tiny way.
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My heart is filled knowing we can bless the lives of those who are suffering things we can not imagine. Whether they are children caught in sex trafficking, children living stuck in refugee camps or children who have endured genocide, are suffering from poverty, famine, or other man-made or natural disasters and crises, we are bringing them a little bit of comfort, hope and joy.
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Thank you all for being here and making this possible. Thank you for joining your hands and more importantly your hearts and your hope with me. Thank you for caring about the children around the world who you do not know and will never meet. Thank you on behalf of them for all you do and all you have done❤️ #
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Sharing 2 donations tonight.
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Pic 1: 15 bears from the San Diego 7th Ward in California. I love that one of the bears even has a little baby... how sweet is that💕
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Pic 2: 10 bears from the Young Women of the Ammon 3rd Ward in Idaho.
I loved the note they included which read: “We hope they can bring comfort to the children they go to”. #
Love that the leaders of these young women provided the girls with an opportunity to serve other children and more importantly the opportunity to think of the needs of others above their own and realize that they can through their efforts bring comfort and joy and bless children who they have never and will never meet.
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Sharing two donations tonight❤️. #

15 dolls made by Melinda Hicken. Melinda is a long time supporter and has helped her daughter Marci Ann Mitchell make over 120 dolls in the past. Amazing right?!? #

Pic 2: 7 bears made by Janet Wright. Janet also dropped off about 130 bears in various stages (some had the bear patterns pieces cut out and others were partially completed - some just needed faces and others needed to be stuffed). The pre-cut bear pieces I sent to the Dolls Of Hope sewing corner at the @liftinghandsinternational Women’s Center in Greece with a friend, @pama15 traveling there to serve with @carrythefuture. And the ones that needed to be stuffed and finished I gave to my friend @helen.gurr to finish with her amazing friends and neighbors. Janet put so much work in to all she did and I am so grateful for her efforts and love.
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Feeling grateful for those who helped make these items, for Janet for doing so much work to prepare so many bears, to Leann for thinking of the Yazidi women in Greece and wanting to take fabric to them, and for all those who will be helping finish the items Janet dropped off. I know the children will love them and will receive much comfort and joy from them❤️
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Last month I dropped off 316 items (306 bears and 10 dolls) to a local group who sends shipping containers to Samoa every year filled with much needed medical supplies, hospital equipment and school supplies. The main organizer is originally from Samoa and travels each year to Samoa with a small group to distribute the supplies, train locals on the use of the hospital equipment, and complete diabetes, hearing, and eye exams in the local schools and communities. The situation on the specific island they work is pretty rough, especially after the Cyclone that hit Samoa earlier this year, so we are thrilled that this year they will also be distributing bears to the children in most need of comfort and joy thanks to so many of you.
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Shannon at @helen.gurr and friends from the Manila 1st Ward and Saratoga Springs 4th Ward Beehives, @yserverefugee (Chiara), Elizabeth DeGraw and the Decker and DeGraw families, Elena De Ferrari and Giselle Tallman, @kimponchy and children, Highland 26th Ward Relief Society and Laurels (Judy Moote), Kennewick East Stake Relief Society (Ashley Stratton), Janet McDonald Sanders and students, Nada Mair, and those who left items on my porch on April 5th.
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Thank you to everyone who helped make these 316 items. As always feeling so grateful to be able to bring comfort and hope to the lives of little ones in need around the world... this time in Samoa❤️
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Special thanks to Sheryl Ann Lewis Flanary for making us aware of this amazing opportunity❤️
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Sharing two contributions tonight.
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Pic 1: 9 more bears were dropped off by @nursekorton from the Cedar Hills 8th Ward Relief Society. These were the left over ones from their activity last fall and were finally finally. Aren’t they so cute? And just look at at this Koala bear 🐨. I’m dying over how cute it is.

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8 bears from the Cherry Hill 6th Ward Young Women. I just left be the personality they each have with their different faces - especially the black and white one😍. #

Grateful to all those (and especially to the young women) who helped make these 16 bears and for the impact they will have on the lives of the children who receive them❤️. #
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Last month we delivered a small shipment of 12 dolls and 14 bears to @teachthechildren for an upcoming trip to Uganda this summer.
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@teachthechildren’s
mission is to empower children in Uganda and instill in them a life-long love of learning by providing educational resources and training, fostering cooperation with schools and communities and encouraging children to dream big.
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The 26 bears and dolls delivered to @teachthechildren were made by LaNae and the Young at Heart Sisters (@teachthechildren requested the crochet bears your group made 😍), Brenda Lee, @heartfelt_quilts and Susan.
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Thank you to all those who lovingly made these dolls and bears.
We are excited for @teachthechildren to take these bears and dolls to the children as we know they will make the children smile and make them feel loved.
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And a big thank you to @teachthechildren for the sweet thank you card they sent.
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After @jonessawhite made bears with her girl scout troop and delivered them to me she told me she was going on an upcoming humanitarian trip with her daughter to Nepal with @youthlinc and asked if I would be willing to send dolls and bears with them for the children in the orphanage they will be serving in. I of course said YES as I am always thrilled to be able to get more dolls and bears in to the hands of little ones in need of hope and joy and comfort around the world.
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I was able to send 20 dolls and 40 bears for a total of 60 items (enough for all the children in the orphanage plus extra). They were lovingly made by Nada Mair, @yserverefugee, Riverton 15th Ward (Sue Giles and Ann Siler), Kennewick East Stake Relief Society (Ashley Stratton), Highland 26th Ward Relief Society and Laurels (Judy Moote), @helen.gurr and friends from the Manila 1st Ward and Saratoga Springs 4th Ward Young Women, Brenda Lee, Elizabeth DeGraw and the Decker and DeGraw families, Jeanne Welsh and those who anonymously left items on my porch April 5th.
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Thank you to everyone who made these dolls and bears. Thank you for what your efforts will mean to those who receive them❤️
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Thank you Jonessa for asking to take dolls and bears and for coordinating this. And for the sweet thank you card you sent me with signatures from all the youth going on the trip with you.
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And thank you @youthlinc for your organization and that is allowing youth and young adults to participate in humanitarian work and realize that they as individuals have the ability to change lives and the world.
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Ps. If you are traveling somewhere to do humanitarian work or would like to help transport dolls and bears around the world please contact me:)
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