Constance Schulz asked me how I got started, how I donated and how my delivery angels came about in case anyone else wants to continue.
It all just happened, every step fell into place. I say it was all God. At the start my daughter was taking them to the doctors at the hospital she was interning at and they would give them to the kids. I thought it was better they got a gift like that from the person treating them rather than me, a stranger. Through the years and as she went on for her RN, then Masters and finally her Doctorate she changed colleges and hospitals bringing the dollhouses with her. When I started this page people found me and began asking for them for children they knew who were battling cancer. Then foundations or people having fundraisers asked for them. I did have the help of many wonderful people here who liked my work and what I was doing so they sent me their old and new minis. I also had the help of a wonderful dollhouse company who had a huge heart. As for my Delivery Angels, I asked people here if anyone wanted to help and drive a house part of the way, all of the way or even an hour or so and they jumped right in!! It was so exciting to see how quick people were to help. I would post a request for a dollhouse to go from here in NY to Michigan and within hours every leg of the trip was taken.
If you need a place to start donating you can start by calling the Human Resource Dept. at your hospitals although with the virus they may want to hold off a bit. If that doesn't work I have also donated to Ronald McDonald and women's shelters. There are so many kids who need a lift, not just our little angels fighting cancer. Some have had their childhoods stolen and could use a gift from someone who cares, shelters would be the perfect place.
Good luck to anyone who decides to give this a shot. Send me photos, if you start a page send me the web address. I hope many of you will do this, I would love that!