Last fall, I started The Doll Friend Project. For every Phoebe&Egg doll purchased, a doll would be given to a foster child.
I have enjoyed sewing these dolls. They are different than the Phoebe&Egg dolls, lighter, more portable, can be squeezed in a backpack for easy transitions and machine washed and dried.
Not only do I enjoy imagining the love this doll will receive, I enjoy an entirely different sewing experience.
Recently, I heard about a more local group of children I felt were in need of dolls. A church in my community is part of Family Promise, an organization that provides food, shelter and community to homeless families. It’s a national organization
A group of 14 churches in our area takes turn hosting these families. Each week the families move to a different church. The children are bussed to their original school, so their school friends do not know they are in the Family Promise program.
Our local Family Promise currently is hosting ten children. Six girls and four boys. I have just finished sewing six dolls for the girls and will deliver them this week.
I also made two dolls for the Sewmamasew.com soft toy drive for children in foster care, but more about that tomorrow.