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UNICEF Volunteers Complete Pigotta Dolls

Umbra UNICEF volunteers have finished their Pigotta dolls!  Students committed two hours a week over five weeks designing and sewing their dolls with the help of Italian volunteers.  This semester, an ice skater, a scarecrow, Cleopatra, and a ballerina were among the imaginative dolls students created.  The last meeting on Tuesday, March 26th began by adding the finishing touches on each Pigotta doll and ended with a small festa to celebrate everyone’s hard work.  Students also received certificates acknowledging their participation.

The Pigotta dolls will be displayed at the Umbra Institute from Monday, April 15 to Thursday, April 18 where students will have the opportunity to adopt them for 20 euro.  Each doll that is adopted raises enough money to fund a vaccination kit for a child and his/her mother against disease in developing countries.

UNICEF is the leading children’s rights organization helping fight poverty, disease, and discrimination.  The Pigotta doll is the symbol of UNICEF in Italy.  

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