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Important Notice for HappyDoll Gala Guests

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3rd Annual Holiday Gala

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RSVP WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH 6:30 - 9PM RSVP REQUIRED  1301 6th Avenue (between 52nd & 53rd street) The Cowen Group, 44th Floor Cocktails, Hors d'Oeuvres, Entertainment, Auctions and More! Dress Code: Business Casual

*IMPORTANT NOTICE:

  • please present your ID at the security desk and mention the keyword "HappyDoll."
  • if you haven't made a donation yet to attend the Gala, remember to bring cash, credit card, or check.
  • friends' & guests' names must be submitted by today.
  • we have shared a list of the auction items on our previous blog post, so please have a look!

Thanks to YOUR support our dolls have traveled the world connecting thousands of children with a smile. We look forward to celebrating another successful year with you!

 

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

HappyDoll Annual Holiday Gala Gifts Revealed!

 Have you RSVP'd for our Annual Holiday Gala?

Get excited! Here's a list of some of our SILENT AUCTION ITEMS: photo 2

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 ●Handcrafted Goods from Ghana ( $100 value)

Includes: handwoven straw fan, cotton fabric clutch, handwoven wire bracelets, African black shea butter soap, trash can made of recycled water bottles, 2 giraffe pattern picture frames, and a bottle of California red wine

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Mandarina Duck Briefcase ( $300 value) 

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Silver Pendant Brooch with Black Seed Pearls by EXRoyal ( $120 value)

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●Lazy Susan Picture Frame Set (Suede) ( $60 value)

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●Lazy Susan Picture Frame Set (Silver) ( $60 value)

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Marimekko Pieni Unikko Huppu Bag ( $99 value)

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  ●Jasper Necklace by Kotomi Jewellery  ( $70 value)

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●Necklace by Kotomi Jewellery ( $70 value)

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● Michael Kors Green Jacket ( $495 value)

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● Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley ( $150 value)

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●Two 5 Classes Series at SoulCycle ($175 value x 2)

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SPANAlL $40 Gift Certificate for Ginza Modern Gel Polish Course

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MakeMeaning $75 Gift Certificate

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 ●VPL $50 Gift Certificate

Classes:

●80min Personal Training & Lifestyle Consulting by Amy Blitz ($130 value)

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●1 Hour Private Belly Dance Lesson by JAIDA  ($130 value)

 ●English/French 1 Hour private lesson by Thomas Levine ($50)

And here's a list of our LIVE AUCTION ITEMS!

That's not all, you'll also go home with an amazing goodie bag. Excited? So are we:)

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, December 10th! Remember, you MUST  register here to attend! 

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

HappyDoll Annual Gala: Guests & Gifts Sneak Peek

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Why come to our Annual Holiday Gala? Here's a sneak peek of what to expect at the upcoming event!

A SNEAK PEEK AT OUR GUESTS:

Our Annual Holiday Gala will feature very special guests of honor, HappyDoll ambassador twins, Nithya and Kavya Borra.  The twins discovered our organization when they visited their mother at her office on Take Your Children to Work Day hosted by The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi last August.  This was the beginning of our amazing friendship.

After participating in the HappyDoll stuffing session at the bank, the Borra Sisters reached out to us with a brilliant idea: As part of their trip to India to visit family in the summer, they nominated themselves as HappyDoll Ambassadors to deliver the dolls to children facing hardships in India.

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As a result, the twins visited 2 organizations on their travels to India this summer -Valmiki Foundation Ashajyothi Foundation- where they hosted a HappyDoll session and delivered 160 decorated /100 blank dolls from the US.  The dolls decorated at these institutions in India have since traveled to children in GHANA.

At the Gala, the Borra Sisters will talk about their journey to India and their experience as HappyDoll ambassadors. Please join us for a special evening and meet our amazing ladies!

A SNEAK PEEK AT OUR LIVE AUCTION GIFTS:

★ LUNCH FOR TWO at Junoon ($ 200 value)

★ DINNER FOR TWO at Bohemian.

★ ONE FOURSOME at Trump National Golf Club ($2,000 value)

Convinced? GOOD! Now go here and please click RSVP YES!

Stay tuned--We'll continue to post more about our gifts!

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

HappyDoll's 3rd Annual Holiday Gala!

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3rd Annual Holiday Gala

COME CELEBRATE OUR GLOBAL NATURE WITH A TASTE OF INDIA & GHANA

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH 6:30PM - 9PM RSVP REQUIRED (No Walk-ins) 1301 6th Avenue (between 52nd & 53rd street) The Cowen Group, 44th Floor Cocktails, Hors d'Oeuvres, Entertainment, Auctions and More! Dress Code: Business Casual

Thanks To YOUR Support, Our Dolls Have Traveled the World Connecting Thousands of Children with a Smile

RSVP BY CLICKING HERE

DONATION LEVELS $1,000: Platinum Sponsor -includes 10 tickets to the Gala -20 adopted dolls

$500: Gold Sponsor -includes 5 tickets to the Gala -10 adopted dolls

$100: Silver Sponsor -includes 2 tickets to the Gala -2 adopted dolls

$50: Individual -includes 1 ticket to the Gala -1 adopted doll

*What does it mean to "adopt" a doll? If you RSVP and attend our Gala, you get to decorate a doll at the event and receive tracking numbers to track your dolls!

If you donate but cannot make it to the event, you will receive an email with tracking numbers of the HappyDolls which you have sponsored, decorated by other children.

*The auction item list will be updated on this blog and our facebook page so keep checking back!

The non-tax deductible portion of each ticket is $10. HappyDoll is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization under the United States Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. HappyDoll.org is not affiliated with any other company or organization of similar name.

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

GHANA, HERE WE COME!

The countdown for the GHANA trip has begun!

Plane ticket? Check. Suitcase? Check. Dolls? Absolutely!

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Last month, we launched The Ghana Challenge, a project to deliver 500 decorated dolls to the children in the village of Bognayili. Thanks to the overwhelming support, we were able to raise a grand total of $2,343 for this project!  We are deeply moved by your enthusiasm and kindness.

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Here are some of our friends who joined us to support the project:

● Columbia Business School

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Our HappyDoll Ambassador, Kazushi, and his classmates from the Columbia Business School Executive MBA Program decorated these amazing dolls!  

Jeff Coffey, a student in the program, shared this comment with us: "This was an amazing break during a pretty stressful weekend and that was the best I felt all day…..I guess that experience made everyone's day a little brighter :)" 

Kazushi will actually be joining us in Ghana, where he will help us carry out the decorating session!

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Our Twin HappyDoll Ambassadors, Nithya and Kavya, visited 2 organizations on their travels to India this summer -Valmiki Foundation &  Ashajyothi Foundation- where they hosted a HappyDoll session and delivered decorated dolls from the US.  They brought back over 150 dolls decorated at these institutions in India, which will soon find homes with the children in GHANA.

● We also received many dolls from friends, Etsy supporters, and schools!

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Our friend, Shun, who was visiting from Japan happened to stop by at our office so we asked him and our volunteer, Kazue, to decorate a doll for THE GHANA CHALLENGE!

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Suitcases were donated by our friends Tomoko Torii, President of  Harmony for Peace Foundation, and Min Um-Mandhyan, Development and Communications Director of The NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault.   As you can see, many people have stepped up and joined us to make this project possible. We can't wait to see the look on the children's faces when they receive these dolls full of love and positive messages!

Once again, a big THANK YOU to everyone who supported this project and helped us spread the word.

GOODBYE NEW YORK! GHANA, HERE WE COME!  

Stay tuned for more from HappyDoll!

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

NEW HAPPYDOLL PROJECT

Back to School!JOIN HAPPYDOLL'S GHANA CHALLENGE

THE GHANA CHALLENGE: Help us send 500 decorated HappyDolls to children in Ghana this fall.

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STORY:

Our HappyDoll Ambassador,Yukari Hara, living in Ghana has built a kindergarten in the village of Bognayili where hundreds of children now receive pre-school education. However, the children still live in challenging circumstances often without toys.

Throughout September, HappyDoll will embark on THE GHANA CHALLENGE, a project with a goal to give 500 HappyDolls to the children in Ghana. This will enable every single child in the village school to own a HappyDoll made by you.

We will hand-deliver your dolls in mid-October, so please be sure to send back your doll to our office by October 1st.

How to participate? Go to our Etsy page and donate to receive a HappyDoll to decorate. Please make sure to use the GHANA CHALLENGE PROMO CODE (HappyDollsForGhana) & get 5% off. **If you use this code, your decorated dolls will travel to GHANA once they return to our office**

Deadline: Your dolls must arrive at the HappyDoll office by OCTOBER 1st.

If you wish to JUST DONATE for the cause, click HERE.

JOIN OUR CHALLENGE NOW & MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR KIDS USING HAPPYDOLLS.

Read Yukari Hara's Bio HERE

Stay tuned for more from HappyDoll!

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

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-

It's that time of the year again...Spring Clean Party!

Sunday, 5.5.132-5PM

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Spring Cleaning Party Sunday, May 5th 2 - 5pm

What's Mine Is Yours RSVP by May 1st

1930 Broadway, 3rd Floor Party Room (btw. 64th & 65th) $25 tax-deductible donation per person (cash, checks, and credit cards accepted)

Bring your things - take home their things And make new friends, all for a good cause! (Bring your clean unwanted clothes, accessories, kitchenware, toys and anything else,ONLY in good condition) All items remaining after the event will be donated.

To RSVP click: I Will Attend or I Will Not Attend Walk-ins are welcome!

THANK YOU FOR 2012!

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Thanks to YOU, we were able to raise nearly $10,000 at the HappyDoll Holiday Event!

Over 100 guests gathered at the chic boutique in Soho, VPL, to celebrate the end of another successful year for HappyDoll.org.

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We are deeply moved and overwhelmed by the generous support from our friends, sponsors, donors, and volunteers who have made it possible for us to do what we do.

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Our special guest chef Josie Gordon's delicious appetizers such as the caramelized onion foccacia with bell pepper and raspberries with herbed marscapone were huge hits amongst the guests! (The red velvet mini cupcakes were gone in seconds!)

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The highlight of the event was a surprise award ceremony for our volunteers and ambassadors who made a difference for the organization.

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Once again, thank you for believing in our organization. We look forward to the exciting year ahead as your continued support helps our organization to inspire and connect children around the world.

If you would like to get in touch with the chef from the event, Josie Gordon, please contact her at:chefjosie@livelypalate.com

May your holiday season and the New Year be filled with much joy, happiness, and success.

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Happy Holidays!

Hurry! RSVP and Win HappyDoll Prizes

Dear friends and family, We hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holidays! The fun isn't over yet, as the best part of the holiday season has yet to come.

Get ready to win prizes at the Holiday Event with HappyDoll and special guest chef, Josie Gordon on Wednesday, December 12th! 

Date: Wednesday, 12/12/12

Time: 6:30-9:00 pm (Program starts at 7:30 pm)

Place: VPL @5 Mercer Street (near Howard), New York, NY

Donation: $30.00 (tax deductible)

RSVP by Thursday, 12/6 to info@happydoll.org  (kids are welcome too!)

As HappyDoll.org approaches the end of its second year since the launch, this holiday event will mark a very important occasion for our organization. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our donors, volunteers, friends, and supporters for standing beside us as we continue to expand the circle of children connected by HappyDoll and spread the joy of giving.

We ask for your continued support, as your contribution is what keeps us going!

Please invite your friends to join to learn about the organization and help us spread the word about HappyDoll. New friends are always welcome!

At the event, New York-based chef and caterer, Josie, will share her delicious hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and we have chosen the perfect selection of wine to match her cuisine.

This year, we have prepared an exciting variety of prizes and auction items, which our supporters have graciously donated. Here's a sneak-peek of the fun lineup of prizes which you just might win at the event:

●Dinner for Two at Bohemian

$116 value

●Omakase (chef's choice) for Two at Gari

$300 value

●3 Classes at SoulCycle

$96.00 value

●Massage Therapy by Shoko Akiyama

90 minutes massage
$130.00 value

●2 Private Yoga Sessions by Erin Mallon

$200.00 value

●2 Flower Vases from Bungalow5

$156.00 value
 

●1-hour Private Running Session by Anthony Carillo

$125.00 value

 ●Four $25 Gift Certificates to FIVE GUYS plus 1 Original T-shirt & Cup

●Earrings from the Layla Collection by Mimi Johnson Design 

$68.00 value

●Bouquet of Flowers from Flowers by Special Arrangement

$50.00 value

●Gift Certificate from Flowers by Special Arrangement

$75.00 value

Trish McEvoy Make Up Set & Brow Shaping/ Makeup Lesson by makeup artist Lorenzo

$350.00 value

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●Tea by ITO EN USA

 

●Wine by Grande Harvest Wines

 

●Cookbook "Party Like a Culinista" by Josie Gordon & Jill Donenfeld

$21.95 per book  x10 copies
Excited? So are we!

We hope you can come out on 12-12-2012 as it will surely be a very special day. One two, one two, we want to celebrate with you!