I remember talking about how many of us have tons of doll brushes and what to do
with them! Well I found a lady on Facebook who redoes dolls for kids who need
dolls for Christmas. She needs doll brushes, purses and shoes to complete these
dolls. And guess what I have! Yep! Both!
So I'm going to send them to her in hopes that they will bring joy to some
child and will be out of my house as a bonus! I thought I would share this with
you in case you have brushes and purses you would like to send too!
My interview with her:
Ms. Leo: So I was told you are looking for doll brushes and purses for a project for
children. I wanted to post about it on my blog. I think my reads and friends would
send you brushes and purses too. If you don't mind, I would like to tell them about
what you are doing!
Sandy Goad: Absolutely. I don't mind paying a small shipping fee, but try to
be cautious of not defeating the purpose of keeping cost low.
( at this point she sends me pictures.)
Ms. Leo: How long have you been doing this and do you mind if I use your
Sandy Goad: Yes you are welcome to use pictures. This is my 4th year of
giving dolls. What I do doesn't have a name. I am not a company or
corporation. I just felt led to do something for children that may never
have received their own gift. Here are pictures of a few I have done.
Sometimes clothing is made by my sister.
Sandy Goad: Thanks so much for thinking of this gifting project.
Ms. Leo: I was told that they are for kids for Christmas?
Sandy Goad: Actually, not all. The bulk (40) will be going to kids here in WV
this year that lost everything to June 23 flooding. I get a few request from other
groups for donations. A church in Pittsburgh asked for ethnic dolls to give for
Christmas and I have 10 to take when I go visit family there.
It started out as Christmas giving and now if I hear of a need throughout the year,
I try to help but Christmas giving is still my main focus. I have about eight ladies
that gather dolls for me from thrift stores, yard sales and giveaways. I never pay
more than 1.00 for a doll unless it has clothes and is in good condition.
I used to style the doll's hair but have noticed they love combing and fixing the
doll's hair themselves. So I get it clean and detangled. I occasionally fix a style
but not often.
Ms. Leo: That is good to hear....that someone is doing good works with dolls!
Sandy Goad: I enjoy it. It is relaxing and I can get lost in it. Then seeing the kids
light up...priceless? I try to keep them simple and safe and lots of stretchy clothing
for easy on off of clothing.
Ms. Leo: Do you know how many dolls you have done thus far?
Sandy Goad: First year 20, next year 40, next year 60 and thus year 50.
Approx. 170 +/- total.
So that was my quick interview with her! I am gathering up things to send!
Brushes, Sparkle shoes, purses and odds and ends.
So anyone interested in sending something to Sandy please contact me thru my
blog email or leave me a comment on how to contact you! I am sure she and the
children would love anything you can send!