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WELCOME TO ADOPT-A-DOLL

providing new loving homes to gently-used dolls

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DOLL SEEKS NEW HOME

Is your special American Girl doll hidden away in a closet, collecting dust? We can help her find a new home.

Some girls have been fortunate to own an American Girl doll sometime during their childhood.

 

But, as girls get older, they naturally move on to other interests. These well-loved dolls are then hidden away in closets and garages, taking up space. 

 

Here at Adopt-a-Doll, we collect these dolls, clean them up, and "adopt" them out to children who would be thrilled to love and care for an American Girl doll.

We place these gently-used dolls with girls who are having a difficult time in their lives, whether it's a disability, serious illness, homelessness, or domestic abuse. 

 

HOW THE ADOPTION PROCESS WORKS

Each doll placement is very personal. We pick up your doll, provide her with a makeover, and then match her up with a new family.

1. COLLECT DOLLS

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First, we collect gently used American Girl dolls. Contact us to arrange for a personal pick up at your home or business. We also accept monetary donations, if you would like to purchase a new doll for a child.

2. PROVIDE A MAKEOVER

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Next, we carefully clean each doll, fix her hair as needed, and make her a custom t-shirt, so she is all set for Adoption Day!

3. PLACE DOLLS FOR ADOPTION

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Finally, we match up dolls with their new owners and then personally present the doll to her new family at Family House at Oakland Children's Hospital, Shelter Inc., Shepherd's Gate, Running with Love or Down Syndrome Connection. We also facilitate a thank you note and photo, so the original owner can be assured that the special doll has safely ended up in a loving home.

 

GET INVOLVED

Join us in bringing joy to young girls at a difficult time in their lives! 

 

DONATE A DOLL

If you'd like to donate your gently used American Girl doll, contact us to arrange for a pick up at your convenience.

DONATE MONEY

If you prefer, you can donate an American Girl store gift card or cash, and we will purchase a new doll that looks just like the recipient!

DONATE TIME

If you're skilled at sewing doll clothes or would like to help dolls get spruced up for Adoption Day, contact us for more info!

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"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."

Mother Teresa

 

ADOPTION DAYS

Family House at Oakland Children's Hospital, Oakland, CA

December 9, 2019

January 24, 2020

March 12, 2020

November 4, 2020

November 18, 2020

 

Shelter Inc., Concord, CA

May 6, 2020

December 9, 2020

 

Shepherd's Gate, Brentwood and Livermore, CA

June 25, 2020

August 27, 2020

September 9, 2020

February 17, 2021

April 30, 2021

June 24. 2021

 

Running with Love, Salinas, CA

December 25, 2020

 

Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area

March 12, 2021

March 19, 2021

May 28, 2021

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It's Adoption Day! Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to place dolls in new, loving homes! Currently, we partner with organizations such as Family House, Oakland Children's Hospital, Shelter Inc., Shepherd's Gate,  Running with Love, and Down Syndrome Connection to connect with new adoptive "moms". 

 
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OUR STORY

Hi, my name is Lauren, founder of Adopt-a-Doll.


When I was younger, I loved playing with American Girl dolls. I designed clothes for them, created fun videos and took them everywhere. I wanted to share this happiness with young girls who are experiencing a difficult time in their lives.


Since seventh grade, I have been volunteering at Family House with Oakland Children's Hospital by providing meals to the families staying there. I saw how challenging it can be when a loved one is sick in the hospital. In addition to providing food, I wanted to do more to help bring a little bit of joy to the kids during this time. When I realized that there were lots of beautiful dolls collecting dust in people's homes, and lots of little girls who would just love the chance to own a special doll, I decided to launch Adopt-a-Doll to bring them all together!


Thank you for your support! 

CONTACT ADOPT-A-DOLL

We currently accept donations and make doll placements in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Adopt-a-Doll is fiscally sponsored by The Praxis Group, a 501c3 non-profit organization. Donations to Adopt-a-Doll are tax-deductible.

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