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Girls From Afghanistan Receive “Don’t Cry…I’m Here” Doll Totes

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A TREAT FOR YOU: I received this photo from Laura Johnson who is our connect person at Arrive Ministries. This is a photo of some of the children from an Afghan family of 10 that Arrive Ministries helped to resettle here in the United States. We provided totes for 8 children from this family.

Just look at the looks on their faces. Isn’t this an adorable family from Afghanistan that is now safe here in the United States.

***I want to point something out. Look at the head scarves that 2 of these Afghan girls are wearing. They are very similar to the head scarves that are on our Afghan dolls. Good work in this design, Dawn Chase!

Permission was given by Arrive Ministries to share this photo.

“Don’t Cry…I’m Here” Introduces New Afghanistan Dressed 18″ Doll

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I would like to introduce you to one of our newest ethnically dressed 18″ dolls.  This doll has been designed for our newly arriving girls from Afghanistan.

3 Girls From a Newly Arrived Liberian Refugee Family Receives Doll Totes From ‘Don’t Cry…I’m Here”.

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Here is a special treat for you! These 3 beautiful little girls from Liberia received our Doll Gift Tote Bags. Laura from Colonial Church (the sponsor church for this Liberian family) sent me these photos today and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was to see these girls holding their dolls. How wonderful it must feel for the girls to have a doll to hug, talk to, and feel safe with. So….here is another success story. Let’s keep all of this great work going. Thanks everyone!!

Permission was given by Laura from Colonial Church and the parents to share this photo with our group. Thanks so much Laura.

We Are Welcoming A Girl From Laos With This Doll

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I would like to introduce you to our NEW Laos 18″ Doll!!  Isn’t she a beauty?

Former Soviet Union Dolls Are Now Available

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I would like to introduce you to our new Former Soviet Union Dolls.  They are now available for our girls that arrive from Former Soviet Union countries.

The Chicago Tribune Features ‘Don’t Cry…I’m Here’

The Chicago Tribune newspaper has picked up our story that was written by our local newspaper, the Star Tribune.
 
Just WOW…
 

Star Tribune does an Inspired Article on ‘Don’t Cry…I’m Here’

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A Video Clip Taken Before Our Star Tribune Newspaper Interview

Don’t Cry…I’m Here was visited by a Star Tribune reporter to do a story on our charity.  Here is a display I set up for the reporter.  I will post a link to the story as soon as it is published.

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We had our Arrive Ministries of Richfield, MN tote pick-up today at the DCIH Workshop. Laura has recently taken Rebekah’s (our previous connect person) position at Arrive Ministries….so this is our first meeting with her. She comes to Arrive Ministries from another state….but has 7 years of experience in refugee work. She has a wealth of knowledge and it was interesting to hear how refugee work crosses the state lines….and all agencies are somewhat the same and connected.
 
Here are some photos of today’s Arrive Ministries tote pick-up.

Refugee Resettlement Agencies Now Pick Up Gift Totes At Our New Don’t Cry…I’m Here Workshop

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We had our Lutheran Social Service-Refugee Services of Minneapolis tote pick-up today at the DCIH Workshop. Megan, a co-worker of Margaret Yapp, our connect person from LSS, came to pick them up. It was a pleasure to meet her and learn about the state of the refugee situation right now.

Here are some photos of today’s LSS tote pick-up.