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It’s much more than just donating or knowing the excitement of a child unwrapping a surprise gift; it’s letting children know they are loved and modeling intact family. At the end of our storybooks the child is asked,“Who lives here?,” with encouragement to create personalities and dreams for their doll family. We’d like to share the dream of our family that goes into each Hope House.
We are Steve and Kim Lefko and daughters, Alex and Isabelle. In 2010, we started making dollhouses in our garage and giving them away at Christmastime to inspire unsuspecting children. We soon recognized the significant impact of these gifts, and now we’ve turned our hobby into a mission-based company. It’s more than dollhouses, families and storybooks —we are keenly aware that statistics show a decline in intact families.
We may not be able to bring every displaced child into our home, but we can bring the dream of home and family to them.
Reaching a child through play and imagination is both healing and empowering. We’re able to reach more children through our buy-one-give-one promise.
It feels like Christmas all year for us now.