Our mission: to make sweet, simple cloth dolls that African children can relate to.
A simple beginning…
In 2006, two of our members visited the Philani Nutrition Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.
There were very few toys, and only one doll for all of the children to play with which was white skinned and missing a limb. The children took turns strapping this doll held with a blanket to their backs just as their mothers had carried them.
We wanted to be able to give these children more dolls, especially brown-skinned dolls.
Gifted children’s program, Madison County Schools
Where do the dolls come from?
From people like you – working professionals, at-home moms, Cloth Doll Clubs, Sewing Clubs, and high school students all over the world
Teachers and Schools
Making dolls can be a profound classroom experience
Dolls for Africa is a project co-ordinated by the Oneness-Heart Tears and Smiles humanitarian service founded by Sri Chinmoy.
Let it be our choice to make a world where everyone helps each other.
– Sri Chinmoy