1. The song
While watching a commercial recently there was a catchy tune, "Hearts for Hearts Girls." I was intrigued to find out more about the company and researched them online. I was pleasantly surprised to find much more than a great song but a wonderful doll company.
2. The dolls
They have several dolls in their collection. Each with their own unique story. Right now, there are six Hearts For Hearts Girls dolls: Lilian (Belarus), Rahel (Ethiopia), Nahji (India), Tipi (Laos), Consuelo (Mexico), and Dell (United States). The girls tell a story about life in their country, inspired by real girls who are strong, smart, courageous, and determined to rise above challenging circumstances. On Amazon I viewed all the different dolls and saw what I'll be adding to my Christmas shopping list.
3. Their mission
Their mission is Changing The World one Heart at at Time. When you buy a doll, Hearts For Hearts Girls donates part of the purchase price through their charitable partner, World Vision, to programs that support children, families, and communities in that country. Whether it’s malaria nets in Africa, schoolbooks in Asia, or food supplies in Eastern Europe and the US, these programs help children and families thrive and succeed. What an amazing way to give back to the World!
4. The accessories
They have accessories for the dolls, giving girls more entertainment and enjoyment. The material is soft, good and durable. As a mother it's always nice to see a company that cares about the fine details right down to the feel of the fabric. Each girl has a unique clothing line featuring the customs of where they are in the world. Najhi came with a Dance Costume, Headpiece, Tea Tray with Teapot, and Tea Cups.
5. The website
A pretty pink heart logo is what grabbed me first when I visited the site. I browsed the different pages and loved the interactive sections. One of my favorite fun features was to swing the H4H Girls back and forth in their frames before you choose to learn about them. With the doll and accessories you are given a special code to join the website. We used the code and registered to enjoy the games. There were several games that included interactive play. We ended up spending the most time on Marketplace. We spent hours collecting money to complete missions. This will be something that brings us back time and time again. I say us because even I enjoyed playing some of the games with my daughter and my son joined in too. He enjoyed the fishing game the most.
6. The videos
They have several videos on the website to watch. One is the commercial that my daughter can play over and over again and sing with the girls. The other is behind the scenes making of the video.
7. The joy it brings to girls around the world
Not only are the dolls beautiful and the packaging amazing, but the joy that my daughter experienced when dressing Najhi and learning about her life in India is priceless. We have never had an Indian doll or really learned about how someone many miles away from us lives their lives. On the website they have true stories about real girls who inspire us, the reason that Hearts For Hearts Girls exists. We enjoyed reading about them. If you happen to know a girl who inspires you, then tell them about it! Her story might end up on their website. www.hearts4heartsgirls.com