Volunteer Workshop Day for Don’t Cry…I’m Here was a success!! We got a lot of work done and received some wonderful donations from Deb Fjeld. She brought in many beautifully crocheted Winter Hats and Headbands and some of her Handmade Scented Soaps for our Teen Girls. Ohhhhh yummmmy….the soap smells wonderful!!
Here are some photos!!
Our “Welcome” Card Station.
Our Knitting, Crocheting and Hoop Knitting Station.
A Doll Quilt in process.
Our Sign-In Table.
Our Sewing Table.
Sweet Smelling Scented Handmade Soap for our Girl Teen Totes dropped off by Deb Fjeld.
Lots of beautifully made hats dropped off by Deb Fjeld.
Here are a few photos from our delivery of Doll/Bear Gift Tote Bags to The Center for Victims of Torture in St. Paul, MN. We delivered 1 – 18″ Infant Doll Tote Bag and 1 – Infant Boy Buddy Bear Tote Bags. I always enjoy delivering to CVT….they do such wonderful work for our refugee families. They are so grateful for the “Welcome” gifts we provide to their children. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome them.
NEWS: I am so excited to tell you that we have now partnered with Bundles of Love Charity. They are a Minnesota nonprofit organization that provides families in need with a bundle of newborn items. Each bundle includes everything from a diaper bag, clothing, sleepers, crib sheets and blankets, etc. They will begin providing Don’t Cry…I’m Here 4 bundles a month (2 boy and 2 girl bundles)…starting in March. This is a fantastic help for us as we have now added infant totes to our charity. Thank you Bundles of Love for working with us at Don’t Cry…I’m Here.
NEWS!!! We received a very generous donation in the form of a gift card from our Bloomington, MN Target store to be used to purchase dolls and doll related items for our Doll Gift Tote Bags. Target has really gotten on-board with our charity and we have been supported by several of their stores in our area. A HUGE Thank You to Target!!
We delivered a mixture of 6 Doll and Bear Tote Bags to Arrive Ministries today. Arrive Ministries resettlement organization does so much for our newly arriving refugee families. They are our refugees first connection when they arrive in Minneapolis. They meet the refugee families at the airport, set up housing for the families, and make sure that their housing has the basic necessities for them to start their new lives. And they are OUR (Don’t Cry…I’m Here) connection for getting our Totes to these new families. The 6 Totes that we delivered today will be in the hands of 2 boys (twins) and 4 girls (including our teen girl)….all from the same family very, very soon!! In fact, the guy in these photos loaded them up in his car before we left Arrive Ministries and was going to deliver them today. Thank you everyone for your help in making this happen.