Here are some photos of our delivery to Arrive Ministries yesterday. Had a very nice talk, the Arrive Ministries Communications Director did an interview with me….and I learned more about the refugee process. This is an amazing learning process for me…. as I learn about the process that the families go through, and the processes of the resettlement offices. The more I learn….the more my passion for this work intensifies.
Enjoy the photos!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.