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Molly's Babies Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development

Mission: Our inspiration for Molly's Babies was my own beautiful granddaughter Molly, who passed away at 6 weeks old and will never get a chance to care for own baby doll. We wanted to honor her short but beautiful life by doing something meaningful for little girls in her name. So Molly’s Babies was born. Molly's Babies are special baby dolls -- some new, some gently used -- all lovingly cleaned and redressed by our volunteers to be given to little girls -- little Mommies -- all over the country who don't have a baby doll to hold and care for. Molly's Babies all come with a Birth Certificate and a gift card to the new "Grandparents" explaining Molly’s Babies and our Mission. And depending on availability, the dolls will come with accessories which may include things such as bottles, blankets, toys, and/or hats.

Results: We have given out baby dolls so far. we have spent most of our time getting Molly's Babies up and running.

Target demographics: Low-income, children 0 to 12

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Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Amy_241

Client Served

Rating: 5

Does anyone if this up and running? I needed to request a doll for Xmas. The site is from German...

Cylinda M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Mary for many years and have watched her grow this wonderful organization from the ground up. She's dedicated putting in many long hours and lots of love to help others in their time of need. Having first hand experience to the life-altering experience of losing a loved one, Mary has given generously in both her time and her expertise.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

With so many non-profit organizations only a few stand out. Mary's "Molly's Babies Inc" is one that stands out. First I've known and partnered with Mary many years ago when we jointly ran a crochet club. I watched Mary as her business grew and morphed through the years. However I was touched with story and reason for Mary finding Molly's Babies, Inc. With the passing of her granddaughter, Mary's heart was opened to the need of others and she put those ideas and concepts to fruition and has since touched the hearts of many in need. If there is only one organization you can help, I encourage you to help with this one. Cylinda CrochetMemories.com

Mary124

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am the Vice President of Molly's babies and we spend a great deal of time trying to help parents and children in need. Not just with baby dolls but also teddy beats for lil boys, and books.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Mollys babies is Excellent What a Great cause !!!! Mary Is a Dear friend Of mine This is so Great what shes doing !!!

1 Brandi4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Molly's Babie's Inc is an organization that is needed in every community. Too many families struggle to give their children "babies" of their own to love. This organization strives to do just that. With little resources and big hearts, Molly's Babies Inc is making a difference everyday.

Valerie P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great nonprofit organization with amazing ideas. Very devoted to helping other children in memory of a very special little girl.

Tari H.

Donor

Rating: 5

My donation wasn't much but every little bit helps. I sent Mary a doll outfit to fit an 18 inch doll in a print that she had requested. I am sure some little girl is enjoying that outfit right now. I think it's great what Molly's Babies is doing to help out little girls who are less fortunate and may never have a dolly to love if it wasn't for Molly's Babies.

Donor

Rating: 5

When I learned about Molly's Babies and why this organization was started, I knew I wanted to do something to promote it. I gladly donated the baby dolls of my niece and grandchildren to Molly's Babies, with the hope that they will each bring comfort and joy to another child. What a wonderful nonprofit organization this is!

Sandra32

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I think this is a wonderful non profit org. The story behind it is very touching and i think alot of the women that started this.

Donor

Rating: 5

I was looking for a non-profit to sponsor this year which is tough because there are so many companies out there that support a good cause but are over rated. I met Mary this year and she introduced me to Molly's Babies Inc. The story behind Molly's Babies Inc. truly moved me and I knew that this non-profit was unique and the one I wanted to sponsor. I had the privilege to be a part of Molly's Babies Inc. and completely revamp their website. Their website included a new logo design, custom graphics, and more. It is now a well organized website that is easier for visitors to navigate and request a doll for their child. I will continue to watch happily as Molly's Babies Inc. grows and they continue to help children in need of their very own baby doll or teddy bear.

CarolDaly

Advisor

Rating: 4

I have watched Founder, Mary Blake build Molly's Babies for several years. She has contacted me often for advice about her website and other start-up issues. Starting a non-profit isn't easy, and growing it is harder yet -- I know because I serve on the Boards of three non-profits and work for another. I know that it takes a truly dedicated person at the helm to do what it takes to make things work as they should -- and Mary is one of the most dedicated and sincere. Molly's Babies is very special to her .... it represents a promise she made while grieving over the loss of her darling granddaughter Molly, who would never know the joy of playing with a baby doll. Mary couldn't change that for Molly; but she felt inspired to make it her mission to provide baby dolls to other little girls whose parents couldn't buy them one, or who have no family. This, and only this, is her mission. She isn't looking for accolades, nor money for herself. She's actually invested a good bit of her own money, time, talent and skill to make this dream for little girls a reality. I have given my financial support, and hope that you will do the same. This is one non-profit and cause that you can feel good about. Christmas is coming, as it does every year .... and little girls have birthdays all year long .... some families need a little extra help to make those days special for them. You can be sure that Molly's Babies will make that happen for as many little ones as possible. -- Carol Daly

Joyce15

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Molly's Babies is a wonderful company that I support 100%. I have helped out with packaging babies up to send to their new Mommy's and also donated babies and postage supplies. Molly's Babies would be able to answer more children's request with more donations. I will be there to support Mary with this company in any way I can.

Charles22

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excellent Company,Will go far! I stand behind it 100%

Dawn Mulvey C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Molly's Babies is about making sure no child goes with out a doll of her/his own. Every child deserves to feel the love and bond of having their own baby to care for. I have worked with this group several times and am Blessed to be a part of them.

Ashleigh C.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As an ex board member ( i moved 1700 miles away) I back mollys babies 100% and think with the right resources,and people behind it,Molly's Babies can go far and wide!

Pat G.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I totallly believe in Molly's Babies. I go around to yard sales looking for dolls and books and bears. A lot of the sellers will give then to me. Molly's Babies need donations of dolls, books, bears and money to mail these items to children who dont have a doll or bear.

Donor

Rating: 4

I donated to Molly's Babies earlier this year when they joined a small biz networking group that I had joined on Facebook. I appreciate their focus and want to support them as much as feasible.