Barbie on a mission

The Carlisle (PA) Sentinel has the story of dolls doing good:

Barbie may not be much good in the missions field, but thanks to Meaghan McDermott, she’s going to help send some local teens out to serve.

“When I was a child, I loved Barbies,” said McDermott. She stopped actively collecting them when she graduated from college, though, and for years now the dolls and accessories have been sitting in her basement.

Meanwhile, McDermott said, she has served as a member of the youth group ministry committee at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Carlisle.

She was impressed with what she saw: “It’s a valuable program we need in this day and age. We’re helping to teach responsibility, reaching out to community, passing on values.”

So, McDermott said, donating her unused doll collection to the ministry struck her as a good idea, and for more than one reason.

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