Phoebe&Egg makes and donates a doll to a child in need for every doll purchased.
Doll have been donated to foster care organizations and Family Promise organizations in Massachusetts, which is where I live.
But last fall through two friends who are social workers in Connecticut, I was connected with a foster care organization in the Greater New Haven area.
I have always tried to match the doll to the child, according to gender and age. This organization services a lot of children under two, many under one. My youngest was adopted at one, and had three transitions prior to joining our family, so I have some understanding of how hard it is for these children to bond with an adult only to be ripped away.
I am hoping the doll can serve as a bit of a security object, a transitional object.
The dolls for these children are designed for that age group. No small parts, very simple squeezable babies that are a not so small they will be lost, but a good size and weight for that age group.
Today I shipped my second box off to Connecticut and with the help of two amazing assistants, I have a crop of other baby dolls in production to be sent out soon.