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« on: January 15, 2010 12:16:09 PM »


Calling on craftsters to donate new, gently used, or crafted stuffed animals to Haitian children.
I know everyone has seen and heard heart-wrenching accounts of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti earlier this week, and I couldn't help but want to do something!

Many charities are accepting donations of money, food, clothing, medical supplies and help, and I know these things are important. I also think it's important to remember that many of these children and people have lost more than their homes and possessions. They've lost comfort, security, and sometimes they've lost the very people that used to hold on to them when they were in distress.

Now, you won't find "Hugs for Haiti" in an internet search. I'm just a local Iowa girl trying to lend a helping hand; my church has connections with an orphanage in Haiti and everything will be sent from there.

Accepting donations through February 14th. Please send a bit of love!
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010 01:26:28 PM »

This is such a sweet idea, I hope to find the time to send something! Thank you for doing this.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010 03:18:44 PM »

well, as soon as i gt into the new house next week, i will be going through my little ones toy box n find a bunch she dont play with anymore to send Smiley this is an awesome idea and i totally agree that everything else such as money food and clothes are important but the kids need to know the rest of the world cares about them too!! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2010 05:45:22 AM »

this is a good idea!  kind of like Pan y Rosas (the women workers protested, "we need bread but we also need roses"), quality of life sort of thing.

will try to send some.  they don't have to be handmade, right? (i kind of fail at stuffies)
was thinking to hit the ikea stuffies section -they have really cute stuffies at good prices- so, can send more for the same money.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2010 07:27:32 AM »

This is awesome, I can't wait to send something!

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2010 07:30:32 AM »

this is a good idea!  kind of like Pan y Rosas (the women workers protested, "we need bread but we also need roses"), quality of life sort of thing.

will try to send some.  they don't have to be handmade, right? (i kind of fail at stuffies)
was thinking to hit the ikea stuffies section -they have really cute stuffies at good prices- so, can send more for the same money.

nataluna - no, they don't have to be handmade! i picked up a bunch of them at goodwill for $.88 (i inspected them pretty good first, them washed 'em for good measure).

and thanks everyone! i hope i gather loads and loads of stuffies!
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010 09:31:03 AM »

My family and I will be sending some as soon as we can. This is such a great idea. My children are are more than willing to donate.  Wink Should be sending out something next week.
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2010 06:49:06 PM »

Are you only taking stuffed animals or other toys and dolls?  Trying to gather a few things now.    Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2010 07:30:01 PM »

thank you all so much!

probably only soft toys... better for smaller children and easier to ship without getting broken.

spread the word to all your friends! i'm at 31 and counting....
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010 05:50:26 PM »

i have a half-box packed and going to check my stash for any unloved and also undamaged stuffies.

mentioned your effort on another site and a buddy there had this idea for you:
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[...] that's such a cool thing to do! She should consider checking with Hallmark stores and the like... you have to find just the right manager willing to do it, but twice we've gotten one to donate leftover unsold holiday stuffies to a children's hospital. They have to remove the tags and do something to show they can't be returned or whatever, and may have to get corporate's permission to do it, but it's worth asking.
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