Don't Cry...I'm Here

A Karen Family From Burma Will Receive “Don’t Cry…I’m Here” Gift Totes For Their Children

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Here are some photos of today’s delivery of Doll, Buddy Bear and Teen Totes to The Center for Victims of Torture. CVT does the work that most of us could not do….and that is to help these families through the torture they have suffered. They listen and support torture sufferers through everything they have gone through. My heart does flip-flops when we make a delivery to CVT.

Don’t Cry…I’m Here Continues Their Work With Lutheran Social Service–Refugee Services In Minneapolis

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Here are some photos of today’s delivery of Doll, Buddy Bear and Teen Totes to Lutheran Social Service-Refugee Services in Minneapolis. It was such a pleasure to meet up with Margaret Yapp to make this delivery for these little Ethiopian, Somali, Congolese, Arab, and Eritrean kids.

Margaret Yapp said that refugee arrivals continue to be more busy for LSS. And that is just GREAT news. Every child that arrives safely in the United States will find a whole new and exciting life….and DCIH is there to give the children a big WELCOME and something to hug that is their very own.

Refugee Children from Congo and Burma Will Receive Don’t Cry…I’m Here Tote Bags Through Lutheran Social Service and International Institute of Minnesota

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Here are some photos from our two deliveries this past Monday. The first delivery was to Lutheran Social Service-Refugee Services in Minneapolis. The second delivery was to International Institute of Minnesota in St. Paul. Despite the fact that the work we do is very serious work….we have fun making our deliveries. I always seem to learn something new about refugee resettlement…and we always have a hug and a laugh. I have the best job in the world.

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!!