The Gift Of Giving: A Party With A Difference

June 23, 2020

The Gift Of Giving:  A Party With A Difference

We are dedicating our Birthday to PRESENT NOW, but we aren’t the only ones who are feeling the love from the gift of giving!

Our party partner, Me & Riley, teamed up to help a little girl make a big impact on her 13th Birthday. (pre-COVID) Each of her 25 guests were gifted a Designer Dumyé doll and as a result, 25 children in need were gifted a doll too! The dolls donated went to our giving partner, PRESENT NOW, to be included in their surprise birthday boxes, gifted to children living in transitional domestic violence shelters.

Alya's 13th charity birthday

Multicultural Designer Dumyé Dolls

The kids at the party had so much fun spending time designing their own personalized outfit for their dolls, along with thoughtful cards, lovingly hand-crafted, for the children in need.

Me & Riley founder, Emma Riedel explains, “They were aware of the positive implications of the activity at the party and really enjoyed creating the cards for the recipients.”


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Cards made by the girls at the party

Instead of gifts, the Birthday girl asked her guests to donate money that was pooled together and given to Pardada Pardadi Educational Society, an organization based in Anoopshahr, Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh, India. This Not For Profit works towards the educational, economic and social empowerment of girls and women. With the fundraising having been a resounding success, the little girl and her friends raised enough money to sponsor six girl’s food, education and healthcare needs for an entire year!

Me & Riley founder, Emma Riedel talks about previous event collaborations and charity initiatives, from high fashion brands to planting trees with Give A Ghaf. “We have collaborated with brands like Fendi alongside Dumyé in the past, however, many children in this region are inundated with gifts and the latter is a perfect way to give back to our direct community while supporting our national tree conservation. Late last year we supported a little girl here in Dubai with a lemonade stand, to raise money for children in Ethiopia.”

“Clients love the details and the mission behind Dumyé, as well as our ethos of environmentally friendly, conscious events and modern style!” – Me & Riley Founder, Emma Riedel.

If you would like to make a difference with a Dumyé themed philanthropic party of your own, contact our awesome party partner Me & Riley and we will put our heads together to create an impactful experience for your special little one and their friends. And while, at the moment, we can’t gather in big groups, the party goes on virtually and ME & Riley offer the cutest custom mini-party kits you have ever seen.

Emma Riedel and 2 out of her 3 children  
Q: Emma, What is he oddest request you have ever gotten for a birthday party? 
A: A giraffe…

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All items ship within 72 hours with the exception of our Personalized Designer Dolls, which can take up to 2 weeks, as they are made to order.

After my order ships, how long does it take to get to me?

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