Here are the dolls my mom dressed for The Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit. This organization has been coordinating volunteers to dress dolls to distribute as Christmas gifts to needy children in metro Detroit since 1924!
You can register anytime in the Spring by reading this website and contacting Sari Klok-Schneider (firstname.lastname@example.org). The group has entire companies participating, with employees dressing hundreds of dolls, but they also welcome individual participants like my mom and me. We requested 3 baby dolls and they arrived in the mail (complete with shoes, socks and underpants) ready for us to dress. The program details are listed online. This year my mom tracked down and purchased all the pieces we needed and we had a wonderful time gluing flowers and ribbons to their hats, sewing on a purse and making sure that their slips had some pouf.
Here are "the girls", all ready to be loved. We wrapped them in tissue and mailed them back to the Goodfellow's Headquarters a few weeks ago. This fantastic program will distribute 12,000 dolls to children this Christmas! I am so proud to be involved. If you are interested in supporting this program, registration usually begins in March and the distribution of dolls to volunteers begins in May/June.
I think every little girl should have a doll. Are you with me?