Sunday, November 2, 2008

Muslin Dolls - Easy Handmade Donations

The largest pediatric hospital in Las Vegas, NV, Sunrise Hospital, is in need of handmade muslin dolls. They use these dolls for medical play with the children. They can express their feelings, explain physical pain and learn about procedures to be done on them with these donated dolls. All children that are admitted to the hospital have the opportunity to use the muslin dolls.

1. The directions are on the pattern. Contact Sunrise Children's Hospital for the pattern.
2. They do not want anything on the dolls, so the children can be creative with them.
3. They need all different skin colors for the dolls.

If you live out of state, these would be very easy and lightweight to ship. The contact information is as follows:

Contact: Jody Bardoun -- Child Life Specialist, Sunrise Hospital
Phone: 731-8961
Work Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Address: Sunrise Children’s Hospital
Child Life Department
3186 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Drop Off Items: You can drop of the items anytime in the Children’s Hospital Lobby. Just mark the items for “Child Life”. The ladies at the information desk can pass them along to the Child Life department.

This would be a great project to teach your children to sew these simple dolls and to give service to another child.