GIVING BOOK feed 10 children with every doll
We’re a family of five, on a mission to help feed children in need. As parents, we believe all children should have enough food to eat and the opportunity to thrive. When we learned that 3.1 million children die of malnutrition each year – that’s one child every 10 seconds - it inspired us to help.
We started cuddle+kind to improve the lives of children and make a difference. For every doll sold, we give 10 meals to children in need. Our goal is to provide one million meals a year. Every one of our dolls is lovingly handcrafted with Peruvian cotton yarn and empowers talented women artisans with fair trade income. Our whole family is passionate about our mission and loves every doll we make. We sincerely hope you will too.
Jen, Derek, Ethan, Brooke + Rachel Woodgate
Together, we’ve provided
16,304,193 meals to children in need.
We support over
with fair trade employment. 4
+ always fair trade.
Each cuddle+kind doll is lovingly handcrafted by talented artisans in Peru to be heirloom quality. Every doll is a little work of art that’s beautifully handmade, stitch by stitch. For us, fair trade is a commitment to a different way of doing business. It’s about putting the principles of fairness and decency first. We love being able to empower women with fair trade income and improve communities through the way our dolls are produced.
“I know my work and the effort put in is helping children in need. That excites me.” – Marlene, cuddle+kind knitter 7
the 5 values
at the heart of cuddle + kind
NUTRITION Every child deserves enough food to eat and the opportunity to thrive.
EDUCATION Every child deserves an education and needs the energy to learn.
OP PO RT UNIT Y Children deserve the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty they were born into.
EM PO WE RM E NT Girls and women should be empowered. Childhood hunger and malnutrition disproportionally affects girls.
FAI R NE SS Everyone should be treated with fairness and decency. All the artisan knitters who make our dolls are empowered with fair trade employment. 9
how we give We’ve established partnerships with several highly respected humanitarian agencies to distribute the meals our dolls provide. Their programs and on-the-ground knowledge ensure that every purchase you make will directly benefit children in need.
Thank you for your generosity & our valued partnership.”
– World Food Program USA
where we give The meals our dolls provide are donated in 65 countries around the world. Our giving partners ensure that your purchases provide aid where it’s needed most.
CAN A DA Our dolls help provide Canadian children with a nutritious breakfast, giving them the energy to learn.
US A Your purchases help provide meals to families with children who are facing hunger regularly or for the first time.
PERU 60 children in Abancay, Peru receive school meals five days a week. 12
W O R L D W IDE In 60 countries around the world, your purchases help feed children nutritious school meals to help them reach their potential.
KE NYA Your purchases provide school meals to over 7,000 children in Kenya and support an incredible school gardens program.
H A ITI cuddle+kind provides all the food needed to feed 150 children in three Haitian orphanages. 13
Every Every cuddle+kind doll is: ethically produced
by artisans in Peru hand-knit with premium
natural cotton safe:
meets or exceeds US + CA + EU + UK safety standards
with a signature 10 meal wristband
soft cuddly 14
+ oh-so loveable
non toxic: tested + certified
Platinum Award for Best Toy 5 years in a row.
Thank you for over 10,000 “All of the dolls are absolutely beautiful. It’s hard to choose.”
– Sandy B. anastazja.and.theo
“My girls love their cuddle+kind dolls and I love what they stand for. Great quality product with
“The quality and detail of these dolls is amazing!”
an amazing mission.”
– Connie R.
– Ally E. oneforthewall
five star reviews! “I love that not only “These dolls have
are these adorable heirlooms, but each
become my go-to gift for all newborn
purchase makes a
babies in my life.”
difference in the lives of those less fortunate.”
– Marina G.
– Janine M. ravenvasquezphotography
“I was so impressed and pleased with the quality…would definitely recommend this fantastic company and product.” oneforthewall
– Charlotte S.
Artisan made + CHARLOTTE
Fair trade + HANNAH
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dolls that feed children.
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1 doll = 10 meals
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Read about the impact we made in 2020.