In 2006, Johnnie Mae Barnes began a small doll drive enlisting friends and family in her passionate quest to collect baby doll donations and present them to little girls during the most joyous time of the year – Christmas time. Mrs. Barnes annual “Dolls4Dolls” drive provides hundreds of dolls to little girls in Central Florida. She wholly believes a doll represents more than a gift.
In 2014 Dolls4Dolls partnered with Reaching Da Streetz, Inc and My Rules My Reality, Inc. to create a bigger platform for baby doll donations. The creativity of all organizations and partners together birthed the Ugly Sweater/Dolls4Dolls Brunch. The Brunch has a themed Ugly Sweater contest, music, games, food, drinks, doll collection, guest host and fun, fun, fun.