Don't Cry...I'm Here

“Don’t Cry…I’m Here” Delivers Doll/Teddy Bear/Teen Gift Totes to Lutheran Social Service That Will Be Given to a Karen Family

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Here are a few photos from our delivery of Doll/Teddy Bear/Teen Tote Bags to Lutheran Social Service in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We met Margaret Yapp today at LSS …..she does such great work for refugees and I can’t thank her enough for everything she does. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome these children.

“Don’t Cry…I’m Here” Receives a Generous Gift Card From Target

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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!!

“Don’t Cry…I’m Here” Is Given Individual Partner of the Year by Lutheran Social Service – Refugee Services – Minneapolis

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

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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.