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Samantha project reaches HRH

SAMANTHA DOLLS DONATED TO HALIFAX REGIONAL HOSPITAL - The talented seamstresses of Dan River Baptist Association have donated fifteen Samantha Dolls to be given to patients at Halifax Regional. Pictured with some of the dolls are Vance Midgett, manager of pastoral care services at Halifax Regional and Ruth Rowles, coordinator of the local Samantha Doll Project for the Dan River Baptist Association. / November 04, 2009
Halifax Regional Hospital was the recent recipient of fifteen Samantha Dolls, a generous donation from the talented seamstresses of the Dan River Baptist Association.

The Samantha Project began in 1998 as a ministry to children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. Each hand-crafted doll comes with its own personalized name and information card and has the words “Jesus Loves You” embroidered across the heart. The names are chosen by the doll’s creator in honor of or memory of someone special.

The Samantha Project was initiated by the Baptist Women of Adaville Baptist Church in Spindale, N.C. but the project is now a broad cooperative effort.

“The Dan River Baptist Association women involved with the Samantha Project get together once each month to work on the dolls,” states Ruth Rowles, coordinator of the project. “Many of the women also work on the dolls at home. Each one is made with love, and in hopes the recipient will know how much they are loved.”

Samantha Dolls are also donated by the Dan River Baptist Association to Halifax Regional Hospice, Virginia Baptist Hospital and St. Mary’s in Richmond.

The dolls were presented to Rev. Vance Midgett, manager of pastoral care services at Halifax Regional Hospital.

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