Dolls for Daughters was founded in 2007 after Jessica Bachus’ daughter Kenzi was stillborn at 24 weeks. Overcome with grief, Jessica felt compelled to channel her emotions into something that would honor Kenzi’s memory. With this notion, Dolls for Daughters was created so that Jessica and her family could provide dolls to young girls at Christmastime who would otherwise go without.

Jessica collected over 150 dolls the first year. Since then Dolls for Daughters has come a long way. In 2008, over 500 dolls were collected; in 2009 1,100 and the year Dolls for Daughters and Kenzi’s Kidz became a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. In 2010, more than 4,000 dolls and toys were given away to many Denver families. In 2015 Dolls for Daughters provided toys and more to 5,703 children in the state of Colorado. Since 2007 more than 26,700 children in Colorado have been given toys and more from this program.

In 2010 Kenzi’s Kidz was launched which is a program that helps relieve the financial burdens of low-income families who are taking the necessary steps to create a stable environment for their children. Kenzi’s Kidz gives the children in these families the fundamental items needed to succeed in school, such as school supplies, clothing, extracurricular activities and birthday and holiday gifts for a year. Currently Kenzi’s Kidz sponsors five families who qualify for the program.

Our Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys Program provides a total of 1,040 new toys to these organizations each year in addition to our toy shop: Catholic Charities, Warren Village, The Gathering Place, Denver Children’s Home, Third Way Center, Crossroads Safehouse in Fort Collins, Rocky Mountain Community Properties in Weld County and Mountain Family Center in Grand County. We have been partnering with many of these agencies since 2007.

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To support underprivileged children and their families in Colorado by providing toys, food, and more during the holidays, school supplies and clothing during the school year, and assisting families through community outreach, financial planning and professional support.

View Our Annual Report to see how Dolls for Daughters has made an impact in the community.

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45,500 new items were given away to children in need because of Dolls for Daughters and Kenzi’s Kidz (toys, stocking stuffers, books/bookmarks, and toothbrush/toothpaste kits). 44,159 new items were given away at our 6th Annual Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys Toys Shop on December 5, 2015

of these families make $15,000 or less a year 65.9%
of these families have 3-5 children between the ages of 0 and 18 61%
of these families receive government assistance 54.7%
of the families attended our toy shop for the first time 83%

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Our Toy Shop was staffed by over 350 volunteers

 

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5,703 children were provided toys and more by Dolls for Daughters in 2015

24, 351 new items were given away to children in need because of Dolls for Daughters and Kenzi’s Kidz (toys, stocking stuffers, books/bookmarks, and toothbrush/toothpaste kits). 18,072 new items were given away at our 5th Annual Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys Toys Shop on December 6, 2014

of these families make $15,000 or less a year 68%
of these families have 3-5 children between the ages of 0 and 18 61%
of these families receive government assistance 56%
of the families attended our toy shop for the first time 77%

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Our Toy Shop was staffed by over 350 volunteers

 

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5,269 children were provided toys and more by Dolls for Daughters in 2014

21,337 new items were given away to children in need because of Dolls for Daughters and Kenzi’s Kidz (toys, stocking stuffers, books/bookmarks, and toothbrush/toothpaste kits). 20,2091 new items were given away at our 4th Annual Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys Toys Shop on December 7, 2013

of these families make $15,000 or less a year 78%
of these families have 3-5 children between the ages of 0 and 18 58%
of these families receive government assistance 60%
of the families attended our toy shop for the first time 73%

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Our Toy Shop was staffed by over 250 volunteers

 

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4,200 children were provided toys and more by Dolls for Daughters in 2013

23,912 new items were given away to children in need because of Dolls for Daughters and Kenzi’s Kidz (toys, stocking stuffers, books/bookmarks, and toothbrush/toothpaste kits). 23,096 new items were given away at our 3rd Annual Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys Toys Shop on December 8, 2012

of these families make $15,000 or less a year 70%
of these families have 3-5 children between the ages of 0 and 18 55%
of these families receive government assistance 70%

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Our Toy Shop was staffed by over 200 volunteers

 

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3,916 children were provided toys and more by Dolls for Daughters in 2013

8,080 new toys were given to children in need because of Dolls for Daughters and Kenzi’s Kidz. 7,343 new toys were given away at our 2nd Annual Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys Toy Shop on December 10, 2011.

of these families make $15,000 or less a year 71.4%
of these families have 3-5 children between the ages of 0 and 18 67.8%
of these families receive government assistance 62.6%

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Our Toy Shop was staffed by over 150 volunteers