Don't Cry...I'm Here

“Don’t Cry…I’m Here” Received Five Brother Sewing Machine From The Sewing Machine Project

The Sewing Machine Project

A HUGE Thank You to Margaret Jankowski at “The Sewing Machine Project” and Brother Sewing Machines for donating five Brother RCE1100PRW sewing machines to Don’t Cry…I’m Here. These sewing machines feature 100 different stitches and we will be able to decorate our doll/bear items to the hilt. They arrived in the mail today….and are so needed for our Open Workshop Days. I’m am so grateful for this donation.

The Sewing Machine Project is a nonprofit charity that provides sewing machines to worthy causes.

Thanks Mary Thumma Ketelsen for leading me to this wonderful charity.

A Little Refugee Girl From Somalia Receives a Doll Gift Tote Bag From Don’t Cry…I’m Here

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Here area a few photos from our delivery today of a Doll Gift Tote Bag to Lutheran Social Service in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We learned that our newly arriving refugee kids need books in their homes. We include one book for each Tote Bag we deliver. Kids need more than one book. Lets help LSS get books into the hands of these little kids and that will get them on track to a wonderful education in the United States. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome this little Somali girl.

3 Little Toddler Refugee Girls Receive Doll Gift Tote Bags From Don’t Cry…I’m Here

Here are a few photos from yesterday’s delivery of Doll Gift Tote Bags to Arrive Ministries. We had a very, very interesting visit with Bob Oehrig, Executive Director at Arrive Ministries, and members of his staff when we made our delivery. The people that have given their careers to help refugees are a remarkable group. We had a very in depth conversation on refugees and many things about refugee work. We had very serious conversations….and yes…Bob….being quite a jokester…brought a lighter note from time to time. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome these very deserving children.

Arrive Ministries Receives “Welcome” Gifts for 14 Newly Arriving Refugee Children

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Here are a few photos from yesterday’s delivery of Doll/Bear/Baby/Teen Gift Tote Bags to Arrive Ministries in Richfield, Minnesota. Arrive Ministries is working right at the heart of “Welcoming” our refugee families. They are so grateful to be able to provide the children with a “Welcome” gift. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome them.

Packaging Process of a Doll Gift Tote Bag

 

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A Somalia Girl Will Be “Welcomed” With a Beautiful Ethnic Doll When She Arrives

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Here are a few photos from today’s delivery of a Doll Gift Tote Bag to Lutheran Social Service in St. Cloud, Minnesota. St. Cloud is my old stomping grounds….and I want nothing more than to “Welcome” the refugees that make St. Cloud their home. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome them.

Lutheran Social Service in Minneapolis Receives “Welcome” Gifts for Their Refugee Children from “Don’t Cry…I’m Here”

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Here are a few photos from yesterday’s delivery of 10 Doll/Buddy Bear Tote Bags to Lutheran Social Service in Minneapolis. They are so appreciative of all of the work we do for their refugee children. We are getting to know the staff and they are really great people with so much refugee knowledge. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome them.

FUNDRAISER for “Don’t Cry…I’m Here” Blank Note Cards Featuring our Ethnic Dolls

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FUNDRAISER:
I have had several requests to have Note Cards made out of some of my photos. I did my leg-work and found Vistaprint to have the best price. I designed a blank Note Card using one of my Somali doll photos and ordered them. They arrived today…and are so DARN cute!!

I have decided to use these Don’t Cry…I’m Here Note Cards as a gift for a FUNDRAISER.

So if you donate:
$15.00 You will receive one card with an envelope
$20.00 You will receive two cards with 2 envelopes
$25.00 You will receive 3 cards with 3 envelopes
$30.00 You will receive 4 cards with 4 envelopes
$35.00 You will receive 5 cards with 5 envelopes
$40.00 You will receive 6 cards with 6 envelopes
$45.00 You will receive 7 cards with 7 envelopes
$50.00 You will receive 8 cards with 8 envelopes

Use my Paypal Giving Fund Email Address to make your donation.

dontcryimhere@yahoo.com

You must put “Note Cards” in the message section of your paypal payment form to receive your Note Cards.

***There is no shipping cost. Your donation is all we need.

A Little Somali Refugee Boy from St. Cloud, Minnesota Receives a “Don’t Cry…I’m Here” Boy Buddy Bear Tote Bag

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Here is a photo from our delivery today of a Boy Buddy Bear Tote Bag to Lutheran Social Service in St. Cloud, Minnesota. This little boy will have so much fun playing with this amazingly cute Teddy Bear. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome this little boy.