Diverse doll and book drive
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Tax Ladies is hosting a doll and book drive, looking to showcase diversity in the community and help kids learn important lessons.
"This is our second year of actually doing this. Last year, we did it more internally as a group. For a holiday party, instead of bringing gifts for each other, we decided to do this," said The Tax Ladies’ Libby Edwards-Albaugh.
This is an idea she hopes will catch on with the community.
The organization is collecting diverse dolls and books that will go to African-American churches and day care centers in the area, so all young girls feel represented.
"You want to have girls that have dolls with their own hair texture and not have them thinking something is wrong with them because the things they play with doesn't look like them or doesn't feel like their hair does," said Edwards-Albaugh.
Edwards- Albaugh says the goal isn't just to impact children of color.
"It leads to diversity for other girls who are not Black girls to have different things and to realize the world is made up of different people of different colors," she said.
She is hopeful this will make a small difference in a big effort to highlight diversity in the community and the country.
"It's a reality, and it's trying to understand that we're all in this together and that we're all placed here together and we all need to learn to exist together," Edwards-Albaugh said.
People can drop off dolls and books at a few drop-off locations until Dec. 12. For more information, click here.