Dolls of Hope

“How is that local?”

My goal is to highlight humans doing a little good for there local community in an effort to show people there are so many out there doing goodness! I believe that if others knew about those doing amazing things in their local community, they would want to help.  When I explained Dolls of Hope, “How is that local?” was a totally valid question from my husband. I’m not seeing refugee camps on my local corners.

The response I had from a Dolls of Hope volunteer was the answer-

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Doll Maker Carrie gave me goose bumps as I read her thoughts. That’s what everyone is looking for, the option to contribute in their own way. What makes them local is how Dolls for Hope is a group anyone can join! For free, you can go on their  FB/Dolls of Hope page, print the pattern- take fabric you have, time you want to give and a little looping then YOU TOO can make something a refugee child will get to snuggle & play with. A refugee child, leaving a traumatic life, in hope of something better- or one not knowing why their going through all this, imagine the weight that child feels for survival. I’ve known refugees, their sense of self-reliance developed so early… Just to have a handful of soft, brightly colored childhood to hang onto has got to be a comfort. The gift of something that is theirs, it’s gotta be a comfort… I just love the inclusion this group brings!

I think one of my favorite things about following Dolls of Hope is seeing people just leave the bears on the doorstep of the founder. The other day some one left a bear donation on her neighbors porch and the neighbor brought it on over. How fun having these dolls appear all the time.

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When you start following Dolls of Hope you feel the comfort of this group. Each group I run into has a different aura, a different feel- I think that’s because each group requires a different energy. Cozy is all I feel with this group. Cozy passion I should say because they are at work, it’s not just making dolls, it’s knowing about refugee issues around the world and raising awareness to this displacement. There are a lot of casualties of war, not all of them want a part of it and so many of the casualties are these children’s childhood.

What you will also find with this group is a dedication to sharing everything about the group you support. Below you can see the current plan and see how hard Dolls of Hope works… Goodness, just amazing right?

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So join them if you like sewing. Gather some other sewing friends, a good snack, maybe some wine and make a party of it. Just a couple of hours on this simple pattern and I know you and your friends can bust out some super cute dolls for little kids, needing a little hope that there is good out there waiting for them.

Here’s the link to Dolls of Hope- patterns so you can start your own Dolls of Hope projects now!