Brighten the life of a seriously ill child with a gift they'll never forget.
Our friend Ann is doing something amazing. She's building and donating dollhouses to children who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Here is the story in her own words ...
My daughter is doing an Internship in Neuro-psychology at a New Jersey Hospital. When she came home and told me about the children receiving chemo it broke my heart.
I built a doll house for the kids to play with while receiving chemo. I thought even if it took their minds off what was happening to them for a few minutes it would be worth it. The dollhouse was so appreciated that I built a barn next for little boys, that too was put in the playroom at the hospital.
Then I started making one dollhouse a week and they were given by the doctors to individual children with cancer to take home with them.
One little girl with brain cancer said to my daughter, "I can have this forever, for nothing?"
Yesterday I was asked if I would make one for a bereavement center in Westchester, New York by a young woman who is a counselor there. These children have lost a parent or a sibling to cancer. I have been told the doctors even use them for "role playing" with the kids.
I do not hand out these houses, they are taken by my daughter and given to the doctors for them to give to the children.
The demand for Ann's dollhouses is increasingas the response from the children and the doctors has been overwhelming.
Here are some examples of dollhouses that Ann has built and given away.
As you can imagine, the word has spread and more children are anxiously awaiting their turn to get their very own handmade dollhouse. This is where you can help. By donating a dollhouse kit, you will enable another seriously ill child to receive this labor of love by Ann.
It's easy for you to donate a dollhouse kitthat will be sent directly to Ann for assembly and then on to a waiting child.
To donate a kit:
- Click on your selected dollhouse from those shown below.
- Add it to your shopping cart.
- Check out as usual. Use your name and address for both shipping and billing information.
- We'll make sure the kit is shipped directly to Ann.
FREE SHIPPING On All Donated Kits
On behalf of Ann and the kids who will benefit ... THANK YOU for your generosity!