Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Thanks Casey (NY, USA) for letting me know about The Dolls for Indonesia Campaign.
Friends Peace Teams to Indonesia began after the 2004 tsunami devastated Aceh. Nadine Hoover, travels to Indonesia to help tsunami and war survivors in Aceh and North Sumatra and she set up this wonderful Doll Drive for the children.
“Play structured to support the development of young children greatly supports the development of parents and teachers as well when they engage in the play themselves. Play also reminds us of the fundamental authority of life itself—being alive.” Nadine Hoover.
The Dolls for Indonesia Campaign, using my free Dolly Donations Doll pattern and if you look closely there are few of my Easy Girl Dolls in there too ..... which I’m excited to see :) ...... set out with a goal to collect 200 dolls. Everyone in the community (and neighboring areas) got to sewing, from Girl Scouts, to Grandma’s. And talk about a success, well they not only got their much needed 200 dollies for the children, but their grand total was 306!
The dolls traveled over to Indonesia in 4 suitcases and are happily living out their days playing with children in schools across the country.
Congratulations to all who took part in this doll drive! I only wish I had heard about it sooner so I could have helped spread the word!
Take care everyone and Happy Sewing!