Want to get involved with doll-making?

Gainesville, Florida:

At this time, there is one monthly doll group (Please see flyer):

-The first Saturday of each month from 10am-2pm, at the Shands Cancer Hospital (South Tower) Resource Center so that patients and their families can be part of this wonderful opportunity. Call Madeline at 352.336.4863 or the Resource Center at 352.733.0880 for information and directions.

Outside Gainesville:
You can form your own doll circles. We can connect through the web site, telephone and US mail.

A doll pattern is posted on this site for you to freely copy, or you can use store bought doll patterns or make up new ones.

The Dolls:
Due to airline space and weight regulations, dolls should be no larger than 18," except the giraffe who measures about 22". dolls

They can be handmade or sewn on a sewing machine. Please no store bought or plastic dolls!

The skin color of the dolls should reflect the race/ethnicity of the child receiving the doll.

Stuffed animals should reflect the region of delivery. For instance, in Tanzania giraffes, elephants, baboons, hippos and zebras are good choices.