Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Angels of Hope - Rotary Club Project #2

Angels of Hope packed ready to be distributed.
Doll making is not usually associated with Rotary Clubs. I think my Rotary club ( Rotary Club of Wallsend-Maryland in District 9670) is very special. We have supported local women's refuges and domestic violence resource centres over the years in many different ways. Making and donating little dolls - angels of hope - is just one of the ways. It is also a wonderful project for us, as our members love coming together and creating, even though many of them have little experience with sewing or making dolls. While we may be doing something for our community, we are learning some new skills and having fun at the same time. On Sunday, 29 September, we had the annual Rotary  "doll making" day.

And if you are thinking only the women get involved, certainly not the case!  The men provide the numerous cups of tea and coffee which are necessary for this project, and  always serve the most beautiful and delicious morning tea and lunch. Our President Phil  (who is a great cook) spoilt us with home made pate and an old fashioned apple and rhubarb pie. Resident chief cook and bottlewasher Jim, well known for his gourmet sandwiches and creative fruit platters, even outdid himself this time. We all enjoy a day of being waited on!

Great effort, Rotary Club of Wallsend-Maryland !
 Some of the finished dolls 
It is wonderful to see the beautiful smiles these little' angels of hope' generate.
 Refuge volunteer accepting a package of dolls. 
Here is a link to a previous post about Angels of Hope  in 2009.


  1. Hi, Wilma ...
    I like your Angels of hope :)

  2. What a great way to reach people and make a difference!! I love it.

  3. What a great idea and awesome dolls!


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