The 85-year-old, who lives at Parkland Estates, hosted the show and sale for the month of January with the hopes of raising $1,000 to support a project in Guatemala.
“It went just great,” said O’Brien. “It was a huge success. I sold over 100 of them.”
With almost 500 dolls, O’Brien knew she needed to downsize after moving into Parkland Estates. She put roughly 350 dolls on display in Edinburgh Hall, with many of them up for sale.
“I made my target – I made almost $1,800. A thousand of that has already been sent off to the project in Guatemala,” she said.
The project is through the Tatamagouche Centre in support of a program called ‘Breaking the Silence’. It supports Guatemalans struggling for political, social, economic and cultural justice.
The remainder of the money raised, said O’Brien, will go to needs she sees around her in the community.
“I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to my supporters, both here at Parkland and in the community,” she added.