You know why we like TOMS around here??? Because with every purchase of shoes a pair of shoes is given to someone in need. Once Upon A TreeHouse is also committed to the concept of giving back to the community. Through the company’s Fairy DollMother Program, Once Upon A TreeHouse pledges to give a handmade doll to a child in need for each doll sold at the site.
“The Fairy DollMother Program is a great way to comfort a child in distressed circumstances,” noted co-founder Tara Schoeneman-Brown. “It’s also an excellent way for parents and other caregivers to teach children about the importance of helping others.”
Parents and caregivers looking for top-quality, eco-friendly dolls, dollhouses and accessories that are made with old-world techniques and suited to contemporary families will find the perfect gift at Once Upon A TreeHouse. But the initial purchase is only the beginning: Children and families can visit the site again and again for new ideas to nurture the creative spark.
Founders Lori and Tara work closely with their manufacturing partners to design the company’s line of handmade toys, creating pieces that provide a wholesome, more contemporary take on the time-honored tradition of dolls, dollhouses and dress-up accessories. Dolls are sold individually so children and caregivers can select characters that reflect the composition of their real-life families. Dollhouse details are customizable to accommodate children’s personal preferences and favorite colors. Mother and daughter dolls can be dressed up in a variety of handmade clothes, all featuring Velcro enclosures to make playing dress-up fun and easy.
But Once Upon A TreeHouse offers much more than toys: The founders’ vision includes an interactive space at the company’s site where children, parents, grandparents and other caregivers can come together for stories and interactive ideas to stimulate children’s imaginations. The site offers craft concepts, recipes and videos as well as printable accessories and storybooks that children can enjoy as they engage in imaginative play with their dolls.