Comfort Doll Project

"Serve the needs of others, and all your needs will be fulfilled." I just read this quote by Wayne Dyer and it helped me to decide what to blog about today.

The Comfort Doll Project was started by Pat Winters with the purpose of reaching out to women in domestic abuse shelters to let them know they are powerful and not alone. The blog and the project is now run by Brenda Hutchings but its purpose remains the same. People make small dolls (6 inches or less) and mail them to Brenda. A small card with a lovely message is attatched to them and they are mailed to women's shelters around the country.

Please go to their blog here, see the dolls that have been sent out, read the loving message and find out more. Maybe you would like to help with the project. Anyone can join in. I plan on being part of it.


Bea said...

Very sweet idea. If people don't make dolls but they do make quilts, they might want to contact their local Domestic Abuse Prevention Center to find out how to donate some colorful lap quilts or snuggle quilts to the safe houses. Whether it's a doll or a quilt it DOES make a difference to a woman that is starting her life over again. Knowing that there are other women out there that are sending her love and hope means a lot. Thanks for posting this information for people. :)Bea

WendyCarole said...

what a great project

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Thank you for introducing me to this heart warming project. With the recession there seems to be an increased number of displaced wives and children. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart