As many of you know, for every Phoebe doll, I also donate a handmade doll to a child in need. Many dolls have gone to children in Foster care and children in Family Promise.
Next week, I will be sending dolls to a softie drive organized by Spoonflower, called Softies for Mirabel. "Softies for Mirabel’ is an annual handmade toy drive for the Mirabel children. Every year the toy drive is open to all crafty participants who wish to knit, crochet or sew a Softie or two. Participants are encouraged to be as creative as they like as each Softie will be matched to the age, likes and needs of a Mirabel child"
Mirabel is an Australian organization that provides support for children of addicts. However, you don't need to send your softies and dolls to Austrailia, Spoonflower will do that, you just need to send the to Spoonflower:
Durham, North Carolina Office
Attn : Softies for Mirabel
2810 Meridian Parkway, Suite 132
Durham, NC 27713, USA
Spoonflower not only creates custom printed fabrics, but you can buy fabrics designed by all sorts of artists, including many pre-printed dolls and softies. The dolls I am sending are from a fabric designed by Stacy Iest Hsu. One yard of fabric will get you four dolls. The pre-printed dolls are a nice way to start a child sewing (and giving) too.
Spoonflower is accepting donations until January 20, 2017.