Sunday, December 13, 2009
Comfort Doll Project closing
Dear friends and Comfort Doll Project supporters, I am saddened to announce that after over 2 years I am forced to close the Comfort Doll Project. As we all know, life can become very hectic and time is very valuable. I have found myself being devoured by life's happening and must conclude this venture. Although I have enjoyed spending time on this project and getting your beautiful handmade dolls to various shelters, it has become quite difficult with life changes and arising family issues, and I must put my family first as I would expect from anyone.
I wanted to take this time to thank all of you for your time, talent,sponsorship,beautiful creations, but mainly for your generous giving hearts. You made a difference and warmed many hearts of women out there whom we shall never meet as well as mine. Seeing the dolls arrive has been such a heartwarming experience that I will always remember. Each note written was much appreciated too.
When possible I will continue to make and send dolls to shelters and I hope you do the same. We can all be proud and happy to know that close to 900 women have received dolls from us. Almost 1000 in just over two years. That is amazing, and without you, it would not have been possible.
For those who have dolls made and ready to send, please locate your nearby shelter and ask if they would like them. If anyone wants to take over the project, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to send you the shelter contact sheet and copy of the comfort cards I pin to each doll as well as the list of states and shelters that have already received dolls.
Again, this is not something I am giving up easily, but I can feel content in knowing the smiles and lives we have touched. Thank you all and many blessings.