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Holly Jones’ parents bring a close to Holly’s Dollys with
the sale of two dolls that belonged to their daughter

The online event has raised more than $10,000 for
The Children’s Wish Foundation in memory of Holly

Toronto, ON. November 6, 2003 – After raising more than $10,000 through the online sale of Holly’s Dollys on over the last five weeks, Maria Jones and George Stonehouse, the parents of Holly Jones, have decided to bring a close to the online event with the sale of two dolls that belonged to their daughter. The two stuffed animals are currently available for bids on eBay Canada at and all proceeds will go to The Children’s Wish Foundation in memory of Holly.

In a statement, Holly’s parents had this to say:
“ We thank each and every person, from the bottom of our hearts, who donated a stuffed animal to our family, enabling us to turn them into Holly Dolly's, raise funds for other children and bring happiness to many.

We are also thankful to each and every person that has put in any kind of bid placed on our Holly Dolly's, we are very grateful to all of you that have taken part in this very special fundraiser and for all the messages that were sent in with these bids. We are very sorry for those who were not successful in winning a Holly Dolly, but thank you for your bid and your kindness in your attempt.

We feel sure that the winners of these last two Holly Dolly's will treasure them knowing that they have been loved and in the arms of our daughter, Holly, as she has treasured them too. They are more special to us now, and will become even more special to others. Thank you to all and please feel free to send any messages through our daughters web site”

Since September, Holly’s parents have sold more than 300 stuffed animals to help raise money in memory of their daughter. A variety of shapes and sizes, each stuffed animal, given to Holly’s family after her death, has a tag attached to it with the message her parents gave to her every day, “I love you to each and every star, to the moon, around the sun, and back again.”

The sale of Holly’s last two Holly’s Dollys continues until November 10, 2003 at 11:47 a.m. ET.

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is dedicated to fulfilling a favourite wish for children diagnosed with a high-risk, life-threatening illness. The Foundation is the only all-Canadian organization with offices from coast to coast, granting wishes for these special children. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has granted over 9,000 wishes.

Anyone who would like to buy a doll but do not have a credit card.

Those looking to place a bid can visit and register to become an eBay User - there is a link at the top of the page and it does not cost any money to sign up....
Now you are ready to bid.
If you are the winning bidder at the end of the auction, there are a number of ways you can pay for the doll. Scott Wiseman has outlined these as:

  • Cash
  • Money Order (payable to “Canadian Internet Publishing”)
  • International Money Order (payable to “Canadian Internet Publishing”)
For more information please contact:

Linda Marco
National Manager,
Communications & Development
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Tel. 905.426.5656

Sharon Will
Manager, Public Relations
eBay Canada
Tel. 416.969.2291




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