African Comfort Dolls

Closely Crafted, a ministry of Providence Presbyterian Church, began making African Comfort Dolls earlier this year for the HIV/AIDS orphans of Africa and children living in disaster areas around the world. The dolls are sent to ICROSS Canada, a group that sends medical supplies to Africa, which uses the dolls as packing materials to protect the medical supplies. The dolls are then given to orphans and other children living in extreme poverty. According to the ICROSS Canada website,

Often the doll sent as packing material
is the only toy these children will ever own
and many HIV AIDS orphans are buried with their dolls.

On Saturday, October 13, 2012, Providence Presbyterian Church will be hosting its first KnitWorks event. Knitters and crocheters throughout the Presbytery are invited to come for a day of crafting these dolls. All crafters are invited and encouraged to bring a friend (or two). Instruction will be provided for those who don’t crochet or knit, yet who would like to attend. Lunch will be served, and there will be other events during the crafting session.

Schedule of Events

  • 8:30 am—On-site Registration
  • 9:00 amOpening Prayer, Welcome
  • 9:15 amLet the Doll Making Begin
  • 11:15 amSpeaker
  • 12:00 noonLunch
  • 1:00 pmDoll Making Continues
  • 3:00 pmClosing Prayer

Materials to Bring

  • Knitting Needles (Size 5 or smaller)
  • Crochet Hooks (Size H or smaller)
  • Medium-Weight Yarn
  • Polyester Fiberfill
  • Yarn Needle
  • Counter (Optional)


  • We have a large supply of donated yarn that will be available for use.
  • Small balls of leftover yarn are perfect for this project.


Click here the KnitWorks Registration Form. There is a $10.00 registration fee.

For More Information              

For additional information, contact Evangelical Missions Elder Laura Anderson at evangelicalmissions@providence

Providence Presbyterian Church is located at 2320 Schillinger Road South, Mobile, AL 36695. The office number is (251) 6339701.