Wednesday, March 24, 2010
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?