Make a Doll, Travel the World, Connect Children

HappyDoll works to support children in challenging circumstances by providing a uniquely designed doll in exchange for a blank doll that they can specially design for the next child in need. To date, we have sent over 3,500 dolls to children in nations such as: China, Colombia, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Myanmar, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Uganda, Vietnam, and across the United States.

We want children to know that they can make a difference in the world, and improve the lives of other children simply by love, generosity, and compassion. 

HappyDoll.org provides the materials, cleaning, shipping and tracking of the dolls. The organization was founded in January 2011 by Nozomi Terao and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the United States Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

If you would like more information about the organization, please reach out to us directly: info@happydoll.org

HappyDoll was inspired by a hospital-based, art therapy project in Japan called the Happy Doll Project, which was founded by Masako Takahashi, WAP (Wonder Arts Production). HappyDoll is not however affiliated with Wonder Arts Production, or any other organization.

HappyDoll is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the United States Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

8 thoughts on “Make a Doll, Travel the World, Connect Children

  1. What a great organization! My daughter did this with her homeschool co-op and had a blast. The kids were thrilled to help out another child, and can’t wait to see where their dolls travel!

    • We are so happy to hear your feedback, Suzie! Hope your daughter and her friends will enjoy tracking the dolls to see where they end up. Let us know if you have any questions or further comments!

    • Is she from Big Apple Academy? Please stay tuned…we will be writing about this fabulous HappyDoll session on our blog! Warm regards, HappyDoll

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Tanya! Yes–the dolls help people. They carry smiles and happiness to children around the world! Your daughter is a bright one!

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