This week students attended the last meeting of the semester for the UNICEF Pigotte doll project marking the occasion, along with other local volunteers, by celebrating with food and drinks. About a dozen students spent a few hours a week sewing ragdolls for the fundraising project this semester.
The dolls they’ve sewn by hand will be put up for adoption at two locations, first at the Christmas market “Mercato delle Strenne” at the Rocca Paolina this Saturday, December 4th and again December 6th – 12th at a local supermarket just outside the city center. Proceeds from each doll go to funding a vaccine kit for children in developing countries. Some Umbra students couldn’t resist and adopted their own Pigotta, a perfect souvenir of how they spent their time in Perugia.