Active Dolly Drive: Free The Kids - Dolls for Haiti Orphans

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Free The Kids Dolly Donation Drive 2010 has been completed!

Please follow this link for a list of  Active Doll Drives

Free The Kids (Theo’s Work inc.)  is a wonderful organization that was founded by Father Marc to help orphaned and vulnerable children in Haiti. His orphanage situated in Southern Haiti was set up to care for young children and teenage boys from the streets, however since the earth quake there has been an ever growing population of girls who have found a new home at ‘Hope Village’.

Some of the happy children at Hope Village. Source 

“ At Free The Kids/Espwa we have seen significant suffering as well. As many of you know, before the earthquake, we had 650 children in our care at Pwoje Espwa Sud in Les Cayes, Haiti. We now have just over 800. Our food, housing, clothing, sanitation, and schools are stretched to their limit. Many of our children are sleeping 4 to a bed.”

With the success of our last drive, I know we will be able to provide a little extra comfort to these children.

Dee Orlowski, West Region Director for Free The Kids, has asked if we can provide their younger children with 132 dolls. All extra dolls will be given out to those children that are admitted after the start date of this drive and to the younger ones that attend the school and vocational training classes (over 1,100 children) in Hope Village from the poor surrounding neighborhoods.

They need 132 dolls.
 32 girl dolls, and 100 boy dolls by November 2010.

Completed!  Well Done Everyone!!!

Remember boy dolls can wear Hawaiian shirts (flower/girly print fabric scraps!)! Soccer is a huge sport in Haiti, why not appliqué a number to the back of a doll’s shirt and put a pair of shorts on him? (click here for a great free boy shorts pattern) He’ll be ready to hit the soccer pitch with his new best friend in no time!

Click here for my free doll patterns!

The Free The Kids Dolly Donation Drive has been completed!

By November 1st ….. remember the shipment leaves the US bond for Haiti ON the 1st of November.

Stanley & Moustafa, Hope Village 2010 Source

Thank You So Much Everyone! Don’t forget to tell all your friends!!

Take Care and Happy Sewing!

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