I am an avid crocheter and am constantly looking for new ideas and patterns. Several months ago, I stumbled upon an organization called Feel Better Friends (fbfdolls.org) where volunteers crochet dolls specifically made for children battling illnesses. Each doll is hand-crafted to look like their intended recipient. I promptly added “Donate dolls for Feel Better Friends” to my short term goals list.
First, I joined a Facebook group for volunteers in training where I had to crochet a doll that looked similar to a child I know. Once completed, I posted a picture of the doll and the child in order to get approved.
Once approved, I was asked to join the private Facebook group for official doll makers and given a child that would be a good match for me. I accepted the assignment and set to work on my doll.
I was assigned a 5 year old boy who has Down’s Syndrome and leukemia. It took me 3 weeks to complete, but I was able to send off my doll in time to make a Christmas delivery. I am so excited to be able to check this off my goals list and look forward to getting another assignment soon.
If you know how to crochet and have the time, check out the website (fbfdolls.org) or Facebook page (facebook.com/feelbetterfriends) and consider donating your skills give a friend to a child who is battling a serious illness.