I’d like to thank everyone who sent in a toy to the soft toy drive! We collected 310 bears, zebras, monsters, unicorns, super heroes, snakes, giraffes, babies, robots, bunnies, foxes, owls, girls, elephants, boys, cats, dogs, raccoons, and at least a dozen imaginary creatures. They’re all wonderful and my children and I thoroughly enjoyed opening all the packages.  Once again, the sewing community proves itself generous, empathetic, and very talented!

Before we put them in their shipping boxes to send off to the National Foster Parent Association convention in Virginia, we decided to take some group photos where softies feel most at home–on the bed.

Everyone got along great.

No one blinked.

Most everyone smiled.

They’re excited to be on their way to their new forever homes!

We put all your cards, notes, and letters in a bucket and drew a name. The winner of the beautiful Bamboletta doll is Crystal Krispel of Richmond, VA.

Thank you again to everyone who contributed! We hope to be able to post an update after the convention in June.