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.
I am so excited to partner with @liftinghandsinternational on this project and hope you will consider donating to support it as well.
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❤️.