The LA Stake Relief Society, members of the Los Angeles Mormon congregation, come together several times a year to volunteer their time helping worthy non-profits. This year Dollies Making A Difference was selected as one of the three non-profit organizations to support! Hundreds of women and children gathered one Saturday morning to stuff nearly 150 Dollies and Teddy Bears! The two other non-profit organizations involved were Shropshire Music Foundation (the activity was making bags for penny whistles… making peace through music) and Days for Girls (sewing components for feminine hygiene kits to be distributed to girls around the world).
Shelley O’Conner (and her daughter), executive director of the non-profit Medicine for Humanity, which funds fistula care to women in Uganda.
At center is Dorothy Miyake, co-founder DMAD, Vicki Miceli, DMAD Board member, and on the far right is Carol Turley, LA area co-ordinator of Days for Girls.
Dollie member Denise DeSantis gives instructions on the art of stuffing! “Extremities first!”