Dolls for a Cause

Do you have old doll items sitting in an attic or closet that need a good home? Donate your antique and vintage dolls to a great cause. Last year’s successful sale of donated vintage dolls, auctioned on Ebay, has inspired The Mattapoisett Friends Meeting (Quaker) to hold a Donate Your Old Doll Day on May 17 at the meeting hall, 103 Marion Road (Rte. 6), East Mattapoisett.

All doll donations, including doll clothes, doll hats and shoes, dollhouse furnishings, Steiff animals, doll accessories, including dishes and furniture, will be auctioned on Ebay to benefit the church’s Restoration Fund. All donations must be clean and saleable.

As a 501 (c) 3 religious organization, the meeting will provide tax-deductible forms for every donation on request. Receiving hours will be 9:30 am to 1:00 pm on that Saturday.

All proceeds from the eventual sale of the donations will be used for restoring the historic 1827 meetinghouse. It is estimated the total cost of the restoration project will be upwards of $245,000.

The idea for Dolls for a Cause was hatched after last October’s Quaker flea market when several donated circa 1950 vintage Betsy McCall dolls were set aside for sale on Ebay. They sold for more than $2,000. One doll sold to a Texas collector for $1,126.

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