Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Doll Raffle to Benefit SOS Children's Villages


I am raffling this doll to benefit SOS Children's Villages in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


Flore is a waldorf doll handmade by me. She is twelve inches tall. Her chocolate brown skin is cotton jersey. Her face is embroidered, and her hair is soft curls of black mohair. She is stuffed with creamy wool so that she warms up when you hold her. It is wonderful to snuggle one of my dolls. My nieces each have one, and they say that their dolls keep them warm at night.




SOS Children's Villages has 500 villages in 132 countries. The Port-au-Prince village sheltered 150 children before the earthquake and now shelters 509 boys and girls. The children are getting a roof over their heads, health care, emotional and psychological help, and three home-cooked meals a day. SOS Children's Village is trying to reunite children with their families or with relatives whenever possible. The Village is also trying to keep families together by providing basics through their Family Strengthening Program. Check out their web site: http://www.soschildrensvillages.com The title of this post will link you to the site.


If you would like to participate in the raffle, make out a check to SOS Children's Villages for a minimum of $5.00. For every $5.00 increment in your check's amount I will put your name in the pot again! So if you send $20.00 you get four chances in the raffle. Be generous to this wonderful cause! Every single penny donated will go to SOS Children's Villages in Haiti. Once a week in the coming month I will send out a reminder about the raffle. If you have a blog, please help spread the word. I would love to send a large donation to SOS Children's Villages. Please make sure I can get in touch with you in case you are the winner. (I need an address or email.) We will draw a name on Wednesday, April 14th and announce the winner on Acorn Pies!

Send your check to St. Joseph Church, 92 Hope Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 02906, attention: Beth Curtin.



Wouldn't you like Flore to join your child's doll family?

16 comments:

gardenmama said...

Thank you for sharing your generous and kind heart in this way Beth. I appreciate the link that you have given. I will be sharing this on my blog as well xo

Trudy Callan said...

She's so beautiful. Whoever wins her will be very happy indeed.

Trudy
Group coordinator for The Artistic Mother's Art Group
www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

Honeybunny's Mom said...

Ohmygoodness! She is just beautiful! I wish I could buy her outright and donate separately. ;-)

Susan Silver Dill said...

What a beautiful doll! I loved having Waldorf toys around when my boys were little. Unfortunately they have outgrown most of them. I hope you raise much, much money for that worthy charity!! Great job!

Nadja Magdalena said...

Such a pretty doll.

My German Grandmother (Oma) always gave generously to the SOS Childrens's Villages in Germany since she had been an orphan herself. I remember the postcards she would purchase from them with drawings by the children.

You just brought back some nice memories of my Oma! Thanks.

Grace said...

What a beautiful idea (and dolly!). It must feel good to use your talent to help others. Check is in the mail, as they say.

Lovealittle said...

I'd love to take part but am in the uk. Could I paypal you the money on my behalf please?

Lovealittle said...

I'd just love to purchase 2 tickets could i please paypal the money to you?

I am Lovealittle on etsy a member of Natty kids.

Bless you for this amazing fund raiser xxx

Beth said...

If you are overseas, you may certainly paypal your donation. Lovealittle, I will put your name in two times! love, Beth

Beth said...

Thanks, Grace! I hope we can donate AT LEAST what the doll is worth! love, Beth

Emily said...

She is wonderful! I'm in love with her hair (and I wish her dress came in people sizes).

Beth said...

Thank you for linking to the raffle on Gardenmama, Nicole! love, Beth

Beth said...

Hi, Emily....I often want clothes I see on children, too! love, Beth

Beth said...

Hi, Honeybunny's Mom...I can make you a doll if you want! Visit www.primroses.etsy.com if you want me to! love, Beth

Beth said...

Nadja, Thanks for sharing the memory of your grandmother. My heart goes out to orphans and foster children. I want to help them all I can. love, Beth

Jeanette [Maisy] House said...

she is lovely! what a nice thing you are doing :)