Here are some photos from our delivery of Doll, Teddy Bear and Teen Tote Bags to the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota today, November 19, 2018.
These totes will be delivered to Somalian refugee children of families that are working with the ILCM – St. Paul, Minnesota office.
INTRODUCTION TO OUR NEW “ETHIOPIAN DOLLS AND TEDDY BEARS”:
These are NEW to our family of Ethnic Dolls and Teddy Bears available for our refugee/asylum seeking children. They are for the children coming from Ethiopia to find safety in the United States.
What a treasure these photos are!! What a precious family. The photo with the sleepy children in it was taken the morning after they arrived in the United States. Our Buddy Bear is already in the arms of this sleepy boy. We can see in this photo….the toll that their LONG trip to safety takes on these families.
We received a Cash Grant from Walmart in the form of a check. This is BIG NEWS!! This is so exciting for Don’t Cry…I’m Here. It is a big step in the growth and development of our Charity. Thank you so so so much to Walmart!! They play a big role in the work of charities around the country!!
NEWS!!! Today we received a generous donation in the form of a gift card from our local Coon Rapids, MN Target store to be used to purchase dolls, bears, infant and teen related items for our Gift Tote Bags. This is part of Targets way of supporting local charities. I just HAD to take a picture of this gift card from this wonderful company donation. Hey everyone….we are going to make this project as big as we can….and reach as many little kids as we can!! Let’s work hard and make this happen!! A HUGE Thank You to Target!!
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.