If Derek and Jennifer Woodgate get their way, they will help provide a million meals a year to hungry children around the world. Thanks to their Cuddle and Kind dolls, that wish is likely to come true.
Handmade by talented Peruvian artisans – in turn providing the women with sustainable fair-trade income – each doll purchased provides 10 meals to hungry children in North America and around the world through giving partners World Food Program USA and Children’s Hunger Fund.
The Woodgates, parents of three children, watched a documentary on the devastating impact of childhood hunger and were inspired to help. They now help produce nine Cuddle and Kind dolls and each doll has a name, birth date and ‘personality’. “Our whole family is passionate about what we’re doing and loves every doll we make,” Jennifer says. “We’re on a mission to feed children in need.”
The dolls have been pre-launched on crowd funding site Indiegogo to help produce the next shipment and feed more children in need. Cuddle and Kind has initially committed to a small production run. “We need your support to unlock the true potential of this project,” says Derek. “We need you to help us get to our goal of feeding one million children.”
The dolls are knitted with premium cotton, are non-toxic, embroidered by hand and each one wears a signature ’10 meal’ wristband.
Cuddle and Kind ships worldwide and delivery is expected before Christmas.