Over the last 5 years, I have made approximately 2k Lil’ Bernie dolls. By myself (“WITH THESE HANDS!”)
That’s 400 dolls a year. Roughly a doll a day. Every day. For 5 years.
It is safe to say this has been the project of my life.
And I’m so pleased I’ve been doing this for a cause that’s worth such effort.
In 2015, $2.7k was donated to the Bernie Sanders campaign through the purchase of dolls.
The 2019 $2.8k donation goal was reached on March 29th!
All told between 2015-2019, $5.5k has been raised for Bernie’s campaign through doll purchases.
Thank you all for supporting this cause!
**UPDATE**– In light of the events that took place at Bernie’s rally in Phoenix, Arizona on March 5th,
I have decided that for the rest of March, 30% of every Lil’ Bernie doll sold will be split-donated
to the United States Holocaust Museum and The Zachor Foundation.
We will not be terrorized or forgotten.
Check out the Charities page for more info on where donations are going and have gone.
Please welcome the newest addition to the Lil’ Family–Lil’ Sesame Sanders!
Click here to purchase!
“Demand for Bernie – the doll and the real guy – may be high for some time to come.”
– TIME Magazine
“The Lil’ Bernie dolls represent what grassroots activism means to Engel:
One idea by one person shown to a few people and passed on to a few more people until it snowballs.”
– The Boston Globe
“The stuffed doll that charmed a nation.”
– The Guardian
Lil’ Bernie is not just a handmade doll created in the image of Bernie Sanders by professional seamstress Emily Engel,
it is a symbol of the revolution we’ve all been fighting for. Over a thousand dolls have been made and shipped
across the country and Canada, all slightly unique, and all a representation of our movement.
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