Announcing the 2016 Softies for Mirabel Drive

NOV 6, 2016 updated Apr 27, 2021

2016 Softies for Mirabel Drive

As we begin to approach the busy holiday season, there is one standing tradition at Spoonflower that allows us to embrace the best qualities of the holiday season – kindness and giving. For the 5th year in a row, we are excited to announce that both Spoonflower locations (that’s right… our US and Berlin offices!) will be donation drop-off locations for the Softies for Mirabel Drive, hosted by Pip Lincolne over at Meet Me at Mike’s.

2016 Softies for Mirabel
The DIY Little Red Riding Hood softie from bubbledog is ready for her trip to the Mirabel Foundation in Australia!

‘Softies for Mirabel’ is an annual handmade toy drive for the Mirabel children. Every year the toy drive is open to all crafty participants who wish to knit, crochet or sew a Softie or two. Participants are encouraged to be as creative as they like as each Softie will be matched to the age, likes and needs of a Mirabel child.”

Last year, the Spoonflower community got right to work sewing, knitting and crocheting softies during the 2015 Softies for Mirabel drive. From Spoonflower cut-and-sew softies to plushie pickles, you yet again wowed us with your talent and giving hearts!  At the end of December, we gleefully shipped 95 softies to the Mirabel Foundation in Australia and hope to ship even more cuddly creatures this year!

Softies for Mirabel donations ready for the Mirabel Foundation!
A collection of softies from the 2015 drive, created by the Spoonflower community!

Ready to get involved?

Finished softies can be mailed to either Spoonflower locations by Friday, January 20th:

Durham, North Carolina Office
Spoonflower, Inc.
Attn : Softies for Mirabel
2810 Meridian Parkway, Suite 132
Durham, NC 27713, USA

Berlin, Germany Office
Spoonflower
Attn : Softies for Mirabel
Thiemannstraße 1, 12059 Berlin, Germany

Softies from the 2015 Softies for Mirabel drive get together for one final photo before heading off to Australia!
Softies from the 2015 Softies for Mirabel drive get together for one final photo before heading off to Australia!

For local community members, softies can also be dropped off at the Spoonflower office Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

To review guidelines for the Softies for Mirabel drive, please click here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a message in the comment section below. We look forward to seeing the wonderful softies you dream up this year and can’t thank you enough for all of our support over these past 5 years!

 

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  • I missed out on this. 😕
    I was wondering if there is a similar organization to Mirabel in the US.
    Please respond if you have any info.
    Thanks.
    Carin

    • Hi Ruth,

      It’s not too late! If you are able to send a softie by next week, we’ll be sure to wait to send our package to the Mirabel Foundation. If you’re looking for other opportunities, you may want to reach out to your local children’s hospital.

      Thanks again for your interest!
      Meredith