Did you know you can give to charity by buying a doll? Sound too good to be true? It’s not. There is a new line of toys available called Hearts For Hearts Girls™ dolls. Playmates Toys is the manufacturer, and World Vision is the charity. The line features eight dolls based off of real girls from real countries all over the world. They are each dressed according to her own culture and comes ready to educate you on her situation and surroundings. Last month we were sent two of these dolls; Nahji from India, and Lauryce from New Orleans. Take a peek:
We were asked to have a party and give one of the dolls away. So fun! A couple of weeks ago a couple of moms at the blended model school my kids attend organized a meet-and-greet time for all the moms. I asked if I could bring one of these dolls to the event and share the vision behind them and give one away – they were happy to oblige!
In addition to the two dolls, I was sent a stack of these “passports” which details each of the girls in a coloring activity. I set up these passports in a corner of the room for the kids who would also be in attendance at the meet-and-greet event.
As luck would have it, I accidentally left my camera battery at home that morning, so I was left with my phone for picture taking. Ah well, #FirstWorldProblems, right? When you are sharing the vision behind World Vision Dolls, you don’t seem to care so much that you left your camera battery behind, you know what I’m saying?
There were a whole lotta kids in there too! The room was crazy with happy parents, kids, and chatter. It was awesome. Part of the way through the morning we had a few announcements and I stood up and explained what I was doing there with Nahji from India. I told the group that the line of dolls is now available at Target stores.
And then I gave one away! After the party I was approached by several moms who were excited about the idea and super impressed that Target was selling them in their store. They were happy to pick up the cards with $5 off coupon codes and most of the bracelets found new homes that day too. With somewhere in the vicinity of 50 moms (give or take) plus a couple of dads, I’d say this was a success!
Personally, I love the vision behind the dolls. We’ve supported kids through Compassion International for YEARS. I’m glad for the move from World Vision and I really hope it does two things: 1) raises additional funds for them to do what they need to do to keep helping kids in need all over the world and 2) raises awareness of the need for additional child sponsors PERIOD.
We were sent the dolls, bracelets, and passports for the purpose of having a party and telling others about the #HeartsForHeartsGirls World Vision Dolls as part of the Mommy Parties segment of Mom Select. We got to keep one of the dolls. I’m happy to share about these dolls with you because I really do love the purpose behind them. That’s my true opinion. I keep a proper disclosure statement available right here.