By RUSHANTHI KESUNATHAN
The Smiles for Alzheimer’s project is still in need of baby doll donations.
Local resident Jaime Lyn Brisebois is asking the community once again to help her meet her goal of 100 baby dolls which she hopes to donate to those living in seniors homes with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Dolls are known to bring some calmness, joy and smiles to those living with dementia.
As of now, Brisebois has 48 dolls.
Brisebois and her family spent much of March Break picking up dolls and said people have donated blankets and small sleepers for the baby dolls.
“A kind lady knitted 16 beautiful hats for the dolls,” Brisebois said. “I also received a packet of hats from a woman in South Carolina.”
Large baskets (natural, straw or wicker) can also be donated. Named necklaces for dolls as well, for those who want to honour a friend or family member will also be accepted.
The baby dolls are slowly taking over Brisebois’ living room, but in order to meet her 100 dolls mark, she still needs 52 more. The goal, she said, is in honour of her friend who turned 100 years old in February.
When she reaches her goal, Brisebois will separate the dolls and offer them to different homes treating patients with dementia.
For more information on how to donate, or Brisebois’ address to drop off donations, please email: email@example.com