Tender Loving Care Dolls Program members assemble to sew, stuff, dress, and distribute special handcrafted dolls for agencies in Montgomery County that counsel children. The dolls are creatively dressed in handmade clothes, with the dolls’ hair carefully woven in a variety of colors.
The dolls are crafted in such a way that one side has a smiling face, and the other side has a sad face. This provides the counselors with a tool to encourage children to begin to express their feelings during difficult times, whether they feel happy or whether they feel sad.
In addition, the dolls are used as “comfort dolls” for grief counseling, hospice summer camps for children, and for senior citizens in need of comfort.