HUDSON — Volunteers in a CARES class at the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Enrichment Center in Hudson made homemade dolls this week that will be given to youngsters during the holiday season.
The class meets regularly throughout the year and has made 1,800 dolls so far this year. Dolls are stuffed with cotton, dressed in homemade clothing and the faces are painted on.
The cloth dolls are given to The ToyMakers organization for distribution to Ronald McDonald Houses and a variety of agencies that care for sick and needy children.
A crafter’s group meets at the center on Thursdays to knit and crochet blankets, hats, bibs and other items that are also given to needy and sick children during the holidays and throughout the year.