Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gifting of Dolls

The gifting of the dolls was so sweet and special. The little girls got in line to receive their dolls. As you can see in these pictures they were HAPPY! Please scroll down to read past entries about the dolls and how they came to be. There are some duplicate pictures of the same little girls showing their affection for the new friend they received. Thank you all who participated. Obrigada. A beautiful day it was!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wendy & Raffle basket

Sweet Wendy is helping out again. Here she is with a basket of goodies being raffled off at the hair salon she works at. Thank you so much dear Wendy!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Group picture of Dolls for Cascalheira

Here's a group picture of the dolls for Cascalheira. They will travel to Brazil with us in October. This has been a very nice turn out. Kelli has been instrumental in making this happen. People from all over have sent in dolls. Thank you Kelli and all the doll givers.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

More brown dolls and money

Three more packages arrived with dolls. Oh they are wonderful. Thank you Shanna, Tiffany and Jen. Some little girls are going to be very happy and will hug a soft cuddly little doll made or bought just for them.

Margie and Joe, your generous money donation is greatly appreciated.

We are making a trip to Brazil in October and probably will take some of the dolls to give out. Also, a box is being prepared to be shipped of heavier items of clothes and toys.

Thank you everyone. Please keep it coming. Obrigado!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Dolls and clothes

Remember when we gave dolls to the little girls? Well, Kelli was kind enough to post on her blog the need for brown dolls for brown children. The above three photos are the dolls that have been received so far.

The first one is personalized with a note in Portuguese to the little girl who will receive her. She also has fairy wings on her back. The second one, from Sorrow's 11 year old with a note, " this is from my little angel (11years) to one of the angels in Brazil". The third is Miranda, beautifully handmade by Jo. Thank you Sue, Sorrow and Jo. These dolls are beautiful.

Thank you Lisione for the box of children's clothes that arrived. So many great shirts, dresses, pants and shorts.

It's always difficult with the young boys and men, we don't usually have enough to give to them. Pete donated a bunch of tshirts and some shorts. Thanks Pete!

All these items will go into the box that we will ship. It was a success last year and it arrived in time for us to distribute everything. We can pack quite a lot of things into this box.

If you would like to donate brown dolls, summer clothes or money, please email me at Money donation information is on the side panel of this blog.

Thanks to all of you.

Hope you're having a nice summer.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Toys for Children

During April, our last month in Brazil I did not blog of Cascalheira. There was an unexpected and very sad death in my family.

Now that we are back in the USA and have recovered I am ready to post some pictures.

These photos are children of Cascalheira, each choosing a toy that was donated by The Dolphin Bookstore, located in Port Washington, NY. It was so generous of the bookstore to contribute and make moments of happiness for these children. We shipped a large box filled with the toys and other donations at the end of December 2009. It took about 3 months for the box to arrive. We thank you Dolphin Bookstore and we thank all of you who have been so supportive donating money. It helped to pay for the shipping. Enjoy the photos.