Dolly Dressers donate

Viv Sloane

Five ladies attached our September meeting. Several of the ladies are not back from going home for the summer.

We sorted fabric and other items. Several dolls were brought in.

Vicky and Irene have been busy this summer dressing 150 Barbie’s and getting them ready for distribution. They also worked on many other dolls and cleaned stuffed animals. They delivered 42 Barbies and three dolls to Jose’s Closet and made a donation to Clothes Cabin. Some of the dolls will be sold and the money used for the needs of the charities.

Activities Open Houses were discussed. We will participate along with the Sew-N-Sews.

We were so sorry to hear that Phyllis Meyers broke her wrist and hope she will be back to normal soon.

Underprivileged or homeless boys and girls are very happy to receive the items we provide. We need some special items for boys: little cars, trucks, soldiers, action figures. Also some specialty Beanie Babies besides bears. We would like to thank all the people who have responded to our needs, especially those that don’t live in Sun Lakes. Used dolls have become very expensive to buy even from Savers or Good Will. The dolls and other items people donate to us are very much appreciated.

As always, we are in need of unbreakable dolls of all types, especially 14, 16 and 18” little girl dolls. They must have hair that we can restyle and not be all marked up. We also have a need for flannel and fleece for doll blankets, lace and other sewing supplies, yarn of all kinds and crochet cotton and gently used children’s books and other small items that we can give to the Food Bank for distribution to small children coming in with their mothers. We are also in need of small (about 3”) baby bottles as we find these are very hard to come by. We have a great many baby dolls that need bottles as we like to include one with each doll. It would even be nice to have a miniature rattle to include. We always include a baby blanket or a quilt with each doll. Even if donated items can’t be used by us, we will find an appropriate place where they can be used. Since we are a Special Interest Group of the Sew-N-Sews, some of the other charities they support can use items that are donated.

For more information about joining our group or to donate items, call Rose Zimmer at 480-895-5148 or Viv Sloane at 480-688-7823.