Oronoque Dollcrafters began more than 20 years ago with a group of dedicated women who wanted to help children in crisis. Presently we have approximately 15 members. We make around 200 dolls each year. In addition, for boys we sew clowns and crochet soft balls.
There is a lot that goes into making a doll: cutting out the body, stuffing the body, painting faces on each doll, making and attaching hair to the head. Finally, we sew dresses and knit sweaters and blankets.
The completed dolls are beautiful and ready to find a child in need. We have donation liaisons to: Ronald McDonald House, Silver Wings, Center for Family Justice, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital and both fire and police departments. It is very rewarding and touching to receive a letter from a child who owns one of our dolls.
We gladly accept fabrics, yarn and monetary donations.
We’re looking for new members of Dollcrafters. We meet every Tuesday between 10 a.m. and noon in the NCB Library. All are welcome. Come join us and see how our dolls are crafted. No previous experience is necessary.
Please help us put a smile on a child’s face!