Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley and HappyDoll Global Volunteer Month

Enjoying your summer?
We just finished collaborating with  Morgan Stanley for Global Volunteer Month!
Morgan Stanley’s Global Volunteer Month is an initiative that encourages employees to give back to their communities by engaging them in service projects.
We are so proud to be selected as one of the non-profit collaborators of this wonderful tradition--two years in a row!
The company's core values are putting clients first, leading with exceptional ideas, doing the right thing, and GIVING BACK.  
During the month of June, we had 6 sessions with 4 different departments and over 300 Morgan Stanley volunteers came together to make blank dolls to connect children around the world through HappyDolls.
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It was nice to see many familiar faces, as well as many new ones. All of the participants were very dedicated, enthusiastic individuals. Two of the sessions were joint events with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi who also helped us spread the word! 
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Usually, many volunteers get intimidated by the needles and shy away from sewing, but this time we noticed many people voluntarily trying their hand at sewing for the first time. In some cases, these "beginner sewers" were such naturals, it was almost as if they had discovered a hidden talent!
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Our new interns--Haru, Elysha, and Emily were a huge help organizing this project. Our friends Yukiyo, Laia, and Mariko visiting from Japan, also came to support the project.
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So how many blank HappyDolls did we make this month?

ANSWER: 985!!

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We are blown away by this amazing accomplishment. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who  cut, stuffed, sewed the dolls and made this collaboration possible. The blank dolls made during this month will be sent to the children at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and GHANA in the fall.
We go back to our regular schedule of 1 volunteer session a month at Morgan Stanley in September.  It will be a quiet summer for HappyDoll but stay tuned for our exciting "Back to School Project" we have planed for you!
Happy 4th, everyone!
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It's June! Come Volunteer with HappyDoll

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Happy Summer, everyone!

To kick off the summer, we're holding a doll stuffing volunteer session with AHRC on June 7th.  If you're interested in joining us, please get in touch by emailing info@happydoll.org by Thursday (June 6th).

This past weekend was full of excitement. Do you remember our last collaboration with MIKI HOUSE? This event was such a huge success that we were offered to work with them again at Bloomingdale's San Francisco Centre last Saturday!

The decorated dolls were donated to the children at Hamilton Family Center, a non-profit organization that supports healthy development of children and youth experiencing homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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A big thanks to the fashionista kids and their parents for visiting the Miki House HappyDoll booth.

By the way, June is volunteer month at Morgan Stanley New York office and we've got the following stuffing sessions lined up. Shoot us an email if you would like to join us for any of these dates:

June 13th: 4-6pm

June 14th: 2-5pm

June 19th: 2-5pm

June 21st: 2-5pm

June 26th: 12-2pm

June 28th: 12:30-2:30pm

We have more volunteer opportunities! JUST ASK.

Stay tuned because we’ve got more exciting news coming your way…

-Help lift the spirits of children in need by donating to happydoll.org-