In 1994, Mark was killed while serving in Croatia by a land mine explosion. Mark’s comrades in 1 Combat Engineer Regiment asked Carol to continue making the dolls for them to give out. Before Carol passed away, she gave her blessing to Billy Willbond and his organization ICROSS to carry on promoting, creating and distributing the dolls.
HPIC began working with ICROSS more than a decade ago. Through this partnership, HPIC became a major recipient of the Izzy Dolls. A few years ago, Billy passed the torch to HPIC to continue the mission of bringing comfort and joy to the little children of the world. Billy had three conditions: that HPIC use the dolls to benefit children, that this work be done to honour the memory of Master Corporal Mark Isfeld, and that the dolls not be bought or sold.
LILY wants to continue this story by distributing 'Izzy' dolls to children in war torn Syria. We are asking you to sponsor the Izzy dolls and you will receive a sponsorship certificate. The dolls will then journey to Syria and the sponsorship money will be used to provide a Syrian family with fresh bread daily.
Once you sponsor your Izzy doll it will be packed away to be distributed to children in time for Children's Day April 23rd 20017. You will receive a photo of your Izziy doll and a certificate of sponsorship.
The 5 pounds sponsorship money will provide a family with bread for a month and help to ensure the continued running of the bakery in Idlib, Syria.
Because of difficulties with PayPal in Turkey we can only accept donations via Western Union, direct bank transfer. If you are wishing to send LILY a donation from the UK.