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  • About My Friend Rag Doll

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    My Friend Rag Doll was created by Donna Kopf as a way to provide a source of comfort to children who are going through difficult times. Whether it’s going through a round of chemotherapy, a broken leg or finding themselves in situations without basic comforts, these situations can be scary. Sometimes having a friend to hold onto during those trying times can make all the difference and Donna has helped hundreds of children by donating My Friend Rag Dolls to local hospitals, charities and other organizations centered around supporting and helping children. This website was created as a way to help give others the ability to donate dolls to support children. 

  • How to Donate a Doll

    Our goal is to donate dolls to comfort children in need, to put a smile on their faces, to brighten their day. You can help by joining me and sending dolls too.
  • You Can Order One or More Dolls to be Donated in Your Name or in Memory of a Loved One

     

    Or You Can Order a Doll for Yourself or as a Gift

     

     

    Donate a Doll
  • How does the donation process work?

    You can select how many dolls you would like to donate. Upon receiving your donation, the dolls will be sent to one of the hospitals we have partnered with that will then provide these dolls to children in their pediatric unit.
    Hospitalized children that spend considerable amounts of time alone and who are dealing with serious illness will now have a My Friend Rag Doll to bring them comfort during these difficult times.

    How do I know that my full donation will go toward a doll for a child?

    After making a donation, you can email info@myfriendragdoll.com and we will provide you with the name of the hospital and department that your doll was donated to. You can call them to verify that a doll was donated in your name. We ask that you please allow 3-4 weeks from the time of your donation for a doll to be sent in your name.

    How much does it cost to make a my friend rag doll?

    Each My Friend Rag Doll is hand-crafted and made in the U.S. and takes between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete from start to finish plus the cost of materials. Our price of $15 per doll allows us to cover the cost of production.
  • See Donation Options
  • Recent Donations

    • Learn the story behind "donating dolls to hospitalized children" and help us meet our goal. @generosity https://t.co/H8VibaTwLB

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      Sat Mar 04 22:01:45 +0000 2017
    • MyFriendRagDoll has donated 2 dozen dolls to children at the Shriners Children Hospital in PA! Comforting children one doll at a time.

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      Sun Dec 11 15:02:23 +0000 2016
    • MyFriendRagDoll has donated 2 dozen dolls to children at Albany Medical Center!

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      Sun Dec 11 15:00:50 +0000 2016
    • MyFriendRagDoll has donated 2 dozen dolls to children at Vasaar Hospital in Poughkeepsie NY!

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      Sun Dec 11 15:00:06 +0000 2016
    • MyFriendRagDoll has donated 2 dozen dolls to the Texas Children's Hospital!

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      Thu Nov 17 20:55:37 +0000 2016
    • MyFriendRagDoll has donated 2 dozen dolls to the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC!

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      Thu Nov 17 20:54:50 +0000 2016
    • MyFriendRag Doll has donated 2 dozen dolls to The Children's Hospital in Los Angeles!

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    • My Friend Rag Doll donated 4 dozen dolls to the children at St. Mary's Hosp. for Children in Bayside and the Philadelphia Children's Hosp!

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      Sun Nov 13 21:35:11 +0000 2016
    • My Friend Rag Doll has donated 2 dozen dolls to the children at Stonybrook Children's Hospital!

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    • Congratulations Shanon Stern for donating My Friend Rag Dolls! Your dolls will be donated to Orange Regional Medical Center.

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      Sat Jan 30 20:59:52 +0000 2016
  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it safe to order online?

    Yes, it is very safe because we use PayPal for all transactions online. PayPal is the global leader in online payments processing and is an industry leader when it comes to security.

    Can I choose which design I get?

    This is something we are hoping to be able to do in the future as we continue to grow. Right now, we are continually trying out new and fun designs and patterns. This, combined with the fact that we sometimes receive requests for large amounts of My Friend Rag Dolls from large institutions such as hospitals and charities, we are unable to guarantee that we will have particular fabric, pattern or color in stock. All of our patterns and designs are kid friendly and you can be sure that any My Friend Rag Doll will be a welcome addition to a child’s world.

    How do I know the My Friend Rag Dolls will be donated?

    We address this in two different ways. First, we are very active on social media such as Facebook and publicly list every hospital, organization and charity we donate our dolls to. Not only are we friend with these organizations through social media, but we also publicly post every time a donation is made (even anonymous ones) and to which organization the doll were donated, so the numbers always add up. For example, if you order 10 My Friend Rag Dolls, you will see that we announce on our website and on Facebook that 10 My Friend Rag Dolls were donated to a specific organization and if that organization does not receive at least 10 My Friend Rag Dolls, then they would know that the proper number of dolls have not been donated. Secondly, we keep all of the contact information of the institutions we donate dolls to here on our website for your reference. Please feel free to contact them to verify that we donate dolls to them.

    Can I select the gender of my My Friend Rag Doll?

    Yes! You can choose whether you would like to receive a boy or girl My Friend Rag Doll during the order process.

  • What organizations do you donate to?

    We currently have donated dolls to the following locations: Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, MA, Philadelphia, PA, Albany Medical Center Pediatric Wing in Albany, NY, Vasaar Hospital Pediatric Ward, Ronald McDonald House in Albany, NY, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, Orange Regional Hospital in Orange County, NY, the Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA and the Montefiore Children’s Hospital in Bronx, NY.

    What are My Friend Rag Dolls made of?

    My Friend Rag Dolls are made from 100% cotton flannel and are stuffed with non-allergenic polyfil. They are machine washable/delicate cycle and tumble dry.

    Can I choose which organization to donate to?

    This is also something that we are hoping to be able to offer in the future. Right now, we donate to whichever organizations or institutions express an interest in receiving My Friend Rag Dolls. One potential issue with having people choose the organization, is that the organization may not currently have a demand for more My Friend Rag Dolls while another organization which was not chosen has a significant demand for them.

  • MFRD Love

  • Words of Love from Happy

    My Friend Rag Doll Recipients

    • Donna’s My Friend Rag Dolls are a true asset to our programming. I use them to help desensitize different hospital equipment so that they will feel less fearful. Children love that they get to take care of them and snuggle them during procedures.

      Michelle Ferguson
      Child Life Specialist
      Orange Regional Medical Center
    • Your generosity and thoughtfulness will help make a difference in the lives of the children we serve and further our mission in providing quality orthopedic care regardless of the patient or patient’s family’s ability to pay. By working together we can truly build a better tomorrow for kids.

      Mario Salvati
      Director of Financial Services
      Shriners Hospitals for Children

     

    We would like to thank you for your kindness and support in helping to give My Friend Rag Dolls to children to love and hug. We hope that every child who receives our dolls shares many days of smiles and many nights of snuggles.

    – From our heart to yours

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  • Contact Us

    • Postal Address

      PO Box 6836
      Albany, NY 12206

    • Phone

      Phone: 1-518-669-7641

    • Business Hours

      Monday – Friday
      8.00 am – 5.00 pm
      Weekend Closed