100 Christmas Dollies: How it Works


Every year Surprised by Hope enjoys giving gifts at Christmas. After all, isn’t that what God did at Christmas too? He “gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not parish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

100 handmade dolly boys and girls—many of which are made locally—are given to 100 children living in a remote East African village (a different village each year). Before we give, we share a child-appropriate Nativity message about this wonderful gift of Jesus and we invite children to put their faith in Him alone.


The money you give to sponsor those dollies is then used to purchase the labor and materials needed to further a specific church construction project (a different church each year). The church recipient is selected based on very specific criteria.