Monday, April 16, 2012

Izzy Dolls and the Nursing Students from Georgian college

Well, the Purple Sock ladies have done it again! When the call went out this year from the Nursing Students at Georgian College in Barrie for more "Izzy Dolls" to travel to the Dominican Republic, we wondered if we could top the "bevy of beautiful babies" we sent last year.

But "no worries" as they say..not only did we surpass the total of last year(254) but THIS YEAR - ( drumroll please) we were able to send 282!
And in addition, we also answered their call for cotton wash clothes and sent along 158 colourful and pretty ones...great for washing little faces and hands.

It is so gratifying to see this result, but I must say that one lady in particular deserves an award for her passion, compassion and diligence as she made TWO HUNDRED Izzy Dolls all on her own! Can you imagine that? In one of the photos where the Izzy Dolls are all laid out on the oval table....those ALL belong to Ruth from Midland ....a tip of the hat to you!

So, I thank you all for your generosity, your compassion and your thoughtfulness...these little ones have nothing, and judging from the photos which the nursing students brought back to us last year, there will be 282 more children carrying an Izzy Doll around with them, tucked under an arm, or in a pocket, or slipped under the covers with them at night...that thought just makes me smile.

If you get a chance, stop by the store and see the photos from last year, and as soon as the students are back from the Dominican, we will have a new batch for you to see as well. Thanks again.

Happy Knitting!


  1. Wow! What an amazing accomplishment! Well done Purple Sock Ladies, I am proud to be one of them!


  2. WOW - Awesome Lynn - that is so great :)