Today, I would like to take a break from my usual fare of doll websites and toy reviews to share about a charity I've been involved in called Broken Dolls, Healing Hearts.
Broken Dolls, Healing Hearts is a charity based out of Thunder Bay, Ontario, and run by Debbie Hutton. The aim of BDHH is to provide children in need (whether in foster care, in the hospital, or displaced) with something to call their own. Debbie knows the feeling of loneliness first hand as a former foster child and ward of the crown. Being a ward of the crown means that she was removed permanently from her natural family and treated as an orphan. Debbie grew up in the system, without a permanent home, or much to call her own. It became her life's mission when she grew up to make sure that no child is left without a friend, even a toy friend, in their journey.
From it's inception in 2013, BDHH has distributed new and refurbished dolls to children in need across the United States and Canada. These dolls and toys have brought endless joy and comfort to these children and their families. When you look at the Facebook page you can see all the smiling faces and testimonials from grateful parents, and then you know why Debbie does what she does.
Now, how can we help? What Debbie needs most is used and new dolls and teddies, coloring books and crayons, handmade quilts, pillowcases, and afghans, and right now, doll clothes that are America/Texas themed. She is in the process of putting together a care package for a little girl in Texas right now, no details are available as of yet.
Charities like Broken Dolls, Healing Hearts deliver more than toys. They deliver hope. Let us all try to deliver hope to the lost and broken wherever we can.
I'm T.K. Wilson, Read my blog for great information and stories about dolls, toy restoration, Christian Fantasy and so much more! Blog updates Fridays.