The Mirabel Foundation is a very special organization that helps children who have been left abandoned (or sadly, orphaned) due to drug addiction of their parent(s). They provide support to the children and also to their carers who are often the grandparents or the extended family. You can read more about them here.
The idea is that you create a doll, toy, softies, plushie - anything that a child aged from 0-17 years would like to play with and call their own. Once made, you send your creations to Meet Me At Mikes and they will kindly organize delivery to the kids!! I love participating in things like this. Its where I get to craft away and know that no matter what I create, it will be appreciated by a little person. That is pretty cool don't you think?
Here are some creations from the past 3 years:
|Photos courtesy of the Meet Me At Mikes Flickr group - see link below.|
You can check out more pics of them here
If you are lucky enough to live in Melbourne (or visiting ) all the creations will be on display in the window of Meet Me At Mikes from 1 to 7 December for all to admire before they are sent to the foundation.
Here is a pic of a past year window display
So am very excited to start planning my softie creations. This calls for a fabric sourcing expedition - all for a fantastic cause!