Tamra here again to tell you about another doll themed charity. Broken Dolls, Healing Hearts is based out of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and is the sister charity of The Broken Doll. Administrated by Debbie Hutton, a woman of deep faith, this charity aims to help children in need throughout the province.
Though the charity is called “Broken Dolls, Healing Hearts” Mrs. Hutton’s work does not stop at repairing dolls. She also takes new toys like cars, stuffed animals, and other boy toys, coloring books, crayons, handmade hats and quilts, and other gifts for children. All these are put into care packages and distributed to needy children. https://www.facebook.com/Broken-Dolls-Healing-Hearts-725460767508258/
One thing that is unique about Broken Dolls is that they will gather special donations for children who are in hospital, have undergone trauma, or have a sibling in hospital. Once a family is nominated, Mrs. Hutton learns something about each child, what their favorite colors are, favorite characters, favorite animals, and other small hints at what will bring a little sunshine into their lives. Once this information is gathered, Mrs. Hutton will put out the call for donations. Once the call goes out, people send in what she needs, some people will even say what they have to make sure it’s needed. For example, if a child wants an 18 inch doll, she will make sure she gets one, along with a handmade blanket, new dress, shoes, and everything she needs for her new friend.
I don’t know what those of us on this side of the border can do, but if donations can be made by Americans, we can send new or used dolls of all kinds, babies to American Girl dolls, doll and bear clothes, coloring books, and handmade gifts like quilts and hats. It appears that she has a need for boy things most of all, so anything superhero related would be welcome.
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