Our 5-Year Anniversary (and a Special Announcement!)

HappyDoll is celebrating our fifth year this year. Hard to believe it’s been 5 years already!  Thanks to you, we’ve been connecting children around the world with our dolls - hand-decorated by children for children. We’ve distributed over 5,000 dolls to date!
 
We love our mission and our name, HappyDoll. Yet, so many similarly named groups and organizations have popped up since we began. People often are confused. We have decided to change the name to something more unique and identifiable. 
 
15 years ago, our founder, Nozomi Terao, started an organization in Japan to connect Japanese children with the non-Japanese world. In many ways, this organization, named MSTERIO, spawned many of the ideas behind HappyDoll. 
 
Today, we are pleased to announce we’re adopting MSTERIO as the name of our organization as well. As of April 1st, we are MSTERIO Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit and our website is MSTERIO.org. 
 
We continue "connecting children" around the world.  Our work would not be possible without your support, so on behalf of all the children we serve across the world, thank YOU for your support.