Help Don't Cry...I'm Here Welcome Refugee Children to the US

For: Don't Cry...I'm Here Refugees
Minneapolis, MN
Organizer: Gail Harvey
Help Don't Cry...I'm Here Welcome Refugee Children to the US (Don't Cry...I'm Here Refugees)
$250
of $1,000 goal
25% Complete
Raised by 1 donor

The Story

Don't Cry... I'm Here is based in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Minnesota Metropolitan area of the United States and  donates beautiful culturally sensitive dolls and teddy bears to newly arrived refugee children from newborn to 18 years old.  These dolls and bears give the children a doll or bear to love, hug, talk to, cry with, and laugh with while adjusting to a new land. The gift pack for girls includes an ethnically dressed doll matching their cultural traditions, other doll clothes, doll quilt, pillow, shoes, socks, and accessories. These dolls help these girls to learn nurturing skills, typically learned from parents, but now compromised due to survival in dangerous situations and refugee camps.  The gift pack for the boys includes a Boy Buddy Bear, some clothes to dress the bear in, a toy, a blanket and a tote bag.

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity and have been operating out of our house since it began in July of 2017.  We have grown so quickly to meet the need of "Welcoming" our newly arriving refugee children that we have outgrown our space and need an workshop to do our work and to efficiently reach as many children as we can.  We have begun using our local library's meeting room to hold "Workshop Volunteer Hours" and a Drop-Off location for volunteers that work from their home and need to deliver to us.  As we have our "Workshop Volunteer Hours"  we use that time as an opportunity to bring an awareness of the Refugee Crisis and the adaptation of the Refugee Families to their new life in the United States.  So...we have many facets of reaching out to our community for help and cultural acceptance.


If you would like to reach us for any reason, send your email to:

[email protected]


Visit our website at:

https://dontcryimhere.org/


Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 2, 2018

Posted on June 2, 2018

Here is video of the Individual Partner of the Year award given to "Don't Cry...I'm Here" by Lutheran Social Service.   It was an amazing evening...I learned so much. Thank you so much, Lutheran Social Service-Refugee Services!! https://www.facebook.com/gail.harvey.5/videos/10156586471152975/?t=0


Posted on May 23, 2018

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Posted on May 23, 2018

Here area a few photos from our delivery today of a Doll Gift Tote Bag  to Lutheran Social Service in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We learned that our  newly arriving refugee kids need books in their homes. We include one  book for each Tote Bag we deliver.  Kids need more than one book.   Lets  help LSS get books into the hands of these little kids and that will  get them on track to a wonderful education in the United States.  Thanks  everyone....for helping us welcome this little Somali girl. 


Posted on May 11, 2018

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Posted on May 11, 2018

3 Little African Refugee Girls Receive Doll Gift Tote Bags from Don't Cry...I'm Here.  These little girls are working with Arrive Ministries and have had a very difficult life.  Let them enjoy the United States and find "Peace"!!

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