Don't Cry...I'm Here

Don’t Cry…I’m Here is Becoming Notable to World Leaders

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Jagmeet Singh (Mr. Jagmeet is a former lawyer, a human rights activist and now the Leader of Canada’s Democratic Party) is visiting Welcome Place — at Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council – Welcome Place. With him is Rita Chahal the Executive Director of Welcome Place — Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council showing him 2 of the doll totes we delivered to them last fall. Jagmeet is visiting MIIC-Welcome Place to understand more fully the refugee work that MIIC-Welcome Place is doing. I was so excited to see that Don’t Cry…I’m Here came out in their meeting as a part of their refugee process. We are a notable part of their process….notable enough to familiarize Mr. Jagmeet with our mission and our work.

DICH is finding it’s way around the world.

DCIH Delivers Doll/Teddy Bear and Teen Totes to the International Institute of Minnesota for 19 Children Arriving to Minnesota

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Here is a photo of our delivery of Doll/Bear and Teen Gift Tote Bags to the International Institute of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN. Stella said that they have quite a few families arriving and some of them are quite large families. She talked about the difficulty of finding places that have enough room for larger families to live. As you can see in the photo….we delivered quite a few totes to them today. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome them.

A Delivery to The Center for Victims of Torture Brings Me to Tears

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I thought I had heard of so many child and doll stories that nothing would bring tears to my eyes.  Mwamini told us her story….and my tears slipped out of my eyes.

Here are a few photos of our delivery of Doll/Bear Gift Tote Bags to the Center for Victims of Torture in St. Paul, MN. We were met at the elevator by Beth and had such a heartwarming talk with her and Mwamini. We are indeed getting our gift totes into the hands of children that really need a special gift. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome them.

Don’t Cry…I’m Here Has Now Provided Gift Totes To 300 Refugee Children.

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Here are some photos of our 2 deliveries today. The first delivery was to Lutheran Social Service-Refugee Services in Minneapolis. The second delivery was to Arrive Ministries in Richfield, MN. These 2 resettlement agencies do such fantastic work. I am so grateful that we have connected with them so that we can work directly with the people that resettle these refugee families.

 

12 Children From 4 Countries Will Receive Don’t Cry…I’m Here Totes Through the International Institute of Minnesota

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Here are a few photos from today’s delivery of 12 Doll, Teddy Bear and Teen Tote Bags to the International Institute of Minneapolis in St. Paul, MN. IIMN is a very active refugee resettlement agency and their office was buzzing with activity when we were there today. They said that their refugee arrivals have really increased….so that’s exciting for all refugees, refugee resettlement agencies….and DCIH. This is our first delivery to IIMN…and Stella was so excited to get these totes out to their new refugee arrivals. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome them.

2 Karen Toddler Girls Will Receive Baby Doll Totes From Don’t Cry…I’m Here

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Here are a few photos from today’s delivery of 2 Baby Doll Tote Bags to the Center for Victims of Torture in St. Paul, MN. The therapists at CVT have a very difficult job of helping their clients through all of the trauma that they suffered as refugees. These refugees have gone through some very terrible things. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome them.

2 Congolese Girls Receive Dolls From Don’t Cry…I’m Here

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SPECIAL TREAT: Here is a special treat for you! Here are photos that Margaret Yapp from Lutheran Social Service -Minneapolis sent of 2 girls that recently received doll totes from DCIH. Margaret said the girls just LOVED the dolls. These girls are just radiant holding their new dolls.What great work we are doing in offering our open hearts to these newly arriving refugee children. Thanks everyone!!

Don’t Cry…I’m Here Makes a Delivery To Arrive Ministries To Be Given to 15 Newly Arrived Refugee Children

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Here are a few photos from today’s delivery of 15 Doll/ Bear &Teen Tote Bags to Arrive Ministries in Richfield, MN. Rebekah, DCIH connect person from Arrive Ministries, was really excited to see all of gifts for their newly arrived refugee children. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome them.

FUNDRAISER: Don’t Cry…I’m Here TEEPUBLIC Store is on SALE. Check it Out

EVERYTHING IS ON SALE: New design available on TEEPUBLIC. T-shirts tarting at $13.00 plus shipping. Other items even less. https://www.teepublic.com/…/4468181-refugees-have-gone-thro…

Fundraiser for Don’t Cry…I’m Here. DCIH receives $2.00 for each item sold.

Help us out and make a statement of approval for our refugees. We can be a voice for them. Let’s be active voices for them in the United States.Refugees have gone through hell...

Don’t Cry…I’m Here Adds Buddy Bears For Young Boys From Ukraine

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Let me introduce you to our new 26″ Ukrainian Buddy Bears. They are adorable as can be.

These Ukrainian Buddy Bear outfits were designed and sewn by Ann Kasper. Anna did the most amazing job on these. She designed these outfits using our previous pattern pieces, tweaked them to become an Ukrainian Traditional outfit….but she does not have a Buddy Bear to see how it fit.

Look how great they fit….just use our basic patterns….and your imagination and you can come up with the most amazing outfits.