Alpine Cabinet Co, based in Timnath, Colo., cut a quarter of its workforce back in January but that hasn't dampened the giving spirit of the company. Its remaining 40-something employees who are busily building 50 to 70 dollhouses for needy children, The Coloradan reports.
Project Dollhouse has been a team effort, as some employees are sewing tiny curtains and bedding to outfit the houses, while others are handcrafting miniature furniture and appliances. Paint and lumber for have been donated by Alpine suppliers, and an employee's wife donated dolls to complete the five-room dollhouses.
The dollhouses measure 24 inches wide by 30 inches tall and 12 inches deep. Alpine workers will paint the exterior but leave the interior design "up to the creativity" of the children who get the houses, [vice president of production] Bill Chinn said.
When done, they will be donated to Project Self-Sufficiency and the Windsor Optimist Club to give to needy children.
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