Art in the Park gives back with free art lessons and our new 2021 program Doll Up Donate.
1/1/2021 Jacqueline Foust, Foust Family Productions
When I first decided to open this little company in the summer of 2015 I knew I wanted to use it to benefit my community and bring smiles everywhere. We hosted no cost art projects throughout the years to non-profit organizations in central Florida and beyond. Then BOOM! 2020 hits us like a brick, as large scale events started to dry up were left asking what we could do? Then the phone rang, it was a friend about to start her foster/adoption journey asking if I had any old toys my daughter didn't want. I knew I had lots things but dang, when I went through those old Barbie Dolls they were certainly not LIVING THEIR BEST LIVES. I have never been one to toss fixable things to the landfill so I started to do some research. With a little bit of artistry and a lot of TLC these gals could be made good as new. Hey? I know all kinds of artists, maybe we can do something awesome..
With a few social media posts taking off we were up up and away, we received more than 75 hard luck dolls, cases and more. Holy Moly! We were able to provide an entire set of dolls to our friend that any little girl would love to have. With the remaining I decided to launch #Dollupdonate each doll gets a bomb makeover, a new outfit and new life as a little girls new BFF. We now are able to provide the dolls free of cost to police substations, crisis nurseries and shelters in the greater Orlando area.
I need your help to keep this train rolling, Art in the Park is on the lookout for Barbie and friends (Or similar body style dolls) accessories, clothing and playsets of any kind in ANY CONDITION. Clothing and shoes are the hardest to find so even if its just a pair of itsy bitsy heels would you drop them in an envelope? Or maybe you have a box in the attic? Work with a group and see what turns up, this is an awesome school or scout project! In the Orlando area contact us to arrange free pick up! We also accept donations via Venmo @artintheparkorlando 1$ equals one doll refurbished, dress boxed and delivered.
To #Dollupdonate by Mail
Doll up Donate in Care of
The Foust Family
1484 High Point Blvd
Orlando FL 32825
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