Don't Cry...I'm Here

Smiles From 2 Little Refugee Children from Afghanistan Say It All

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A SPECIAL TREAT FOR YOU:

We received this photo from our most recent delivery to Lutheran Social Service-Refugee Services in Minneapolis of this sweet Afghani family’s 2 children when they received our Doll and Boy Buddy Bear Tote Bags. They are just adorable little kids. Buddy Bear is just about as big as the little boy! Their smiles say it all. Now let doll and teddy bear do their work. Aren’t they just precious?

Photo taken by Lutheran Social Service–Refugee Services and permission was given by LSS to share these photo in Don’t Cry…I’m Here’s group.

Volunteer Workshop and Drop-Off Day for “Don’t Cry…I’m Here”

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!!

St. Cloud, Minnesota Refugee Children Need a WELCOME…So “Don’t Cry…I’m Here” Will Be There To Do That

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Here are a few photos from our delivery of a Boy Buddy Bear Gift Tote Bags to Lutheran Social Service in St. Cloud, MN.  St. Cloud refugee children need our “Welcome”….and we will be there to “Welcome” them. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome them.

“Don’t Cry…I’m Here” is featured in a blog on Unitecloud

https://www.unitecloud.org/dont-cry-im-here/

The Center for Victims of Torture Received “Don’t Cry…I’m Here” Doll and Bear Gift Tote Bags for 2 of Their Infants

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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.

Don’t Cry…I’m Here Partners With Another Minnesota Nonprofit, Bundles of Love, to Provide Newborn Items For Our Refugee Infants

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.

https://www.facebook.com/BundlesofLoveCharity/

Don’t Cry…I’m Here is Now Serving the St. Cloud, Minnesota Refugees

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Here are a few photos of our delivery of Doll/Bear Gift Tote Bags to Lutheran Social Service in St. Cloud, MN. We delivered 1 – 18″ Afghani Doll Tote Bag and 2 – Boy Buddy Bear Afghani Tote Bags. This is our first delivery up to St. Cloud….a city in Minnesota that has a large refugee population. I look very forward to working with the St. Cloud office of LSS. The refugees of this city are in desperate need to have someone “Welcome” them with open arms. And that is what we will do. Thanks everyone….for helping us welcome them.

Target Stores in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota Area Have Been a Huge Support to Don’t Cry…I’m Here

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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!!

A Karen Family That Will be Arriving From Burma Will Receive Tote Bags From “Don’t Cry…I’m Here”

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We delivered a mixture of 6 Doll, Bear and Teen Tote Bags to Lutheran Social Service/Refugee Services in Minneapolis today for a Karen family that will be arriving in Minnesota (Minneapolis) very soon. The 6 Totes that we delivered today will be in the hands of the Karen children as soon as they arrive in Minneapolis. This was a mixture of such beautiful gifts for our newly arriving kids!! Thank you everyone for your help in making this happen.

 

A Sudanese Family Will Receive 6 Doll and Bear Gift Tote Bags from Don’t Cry…I’m Here in Time for Christmas

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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.