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)


  ●Jasper Necklace by Kotomi Jewellery  ( $70 value)


●Necklace by Kotomi Jewellery ( $70 value)


● Michael Kors Green Jacket ( $495 value)


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


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

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SPANAlL $40 Gift Certificate for Ginza Modern Gel Polish Course


MakeMeaning $75 Gift Certificate


 ●VPL $50 Gift Certificate


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


●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! 

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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!


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.


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!


★ 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!

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HappyDoll's 3rd Annual Holiday Gala!


3rd Annual Holiday Gala


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


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. is not affiliated with any other company or organization of similar name.

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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


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.


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!)


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



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

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


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  (kids are welcome too!)

As 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


●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!

You're Invited to HappyDoll's Holiday Event!

With Thanksgiving looming and the holidays approaching, we especially appreciate all our wonderful friends. Please join us for our Holiday Event on Wednesday, December 12th in New York!

At the event, get ready to redefine delicious with Chef Josie Gordon, co-author of Party Like a Culinista (published by Lake Isle Press ). A New York-based chef and caterer, Chef Josie shares her healthful, modern American cuisine with celebrity clients like Gwyneth Paltrow and Neil Patrick Harris. On December 12th, she will be honoring us with a night of delicious hors d'oeuvres and desserts at VPL .

We have so many exciting raffle prizes and a silent auction, you're bound to go home with happy bellies, fun gifts, and great memories!

PLEASE RSVP by Monday 12/3 to