Karito Kids review and giveaway

I don’t have girls but I do have two nieces and another one due any time now, so I do check out girls’ toys and clothes. Thanks to Beth at  RoleMommy I got a chance to check out a new line of dolls called the Karito Kids. Let me tell you, these dolls left an impression.

Karito Kids dolls aren’t your ordinary doll. Each 21 inch tall doll represents a different world culture. The line consists of six dolls – Piper (Australia), Ling (China), Zoe (New York), Gia (Italy), Lulu (Kenya), and Pita (Mexico).  When a girl gets one of the six Karito Kids dolls, it comes with one outfit and a chapter book about her heritage. Each doll has hair that can be styled and the dolls can wear most 18″ doll clothes.

A portion of the $99 purchase price of each doll is donated to a charity selected by your child. Each doll comes with a unique activation code. When your little girl activates that code she will choose a world charity that the money will go to. Once online she’ll be able to create an online profile. By playing games and learning about other countries and cultures on the site and  she’ll earn World Change, which also help less fortunate children.

I thought the doll was beautiful, and found it sturdy and well made. I think the idea of a child being able to help other children is fantastic. What a great way to reinforce the values we must teach our children. The Karito Kids dolls remind us that charity does begin at home and that one person no matter how big or small can make a difference.

I have one Karito Kids doll, Lulu, to give away to one lucky winner. The holidays are right around the corner folks. Wouldn’t this would be a terrific gift for a girl to open on Christmas morning!

To enter visit the Karito Kids website and then leave a comment on this post stating one thing you like about the Karito Kids dolls AND who you’d give this doll to if you won. For an additional entry, blog about this contest linking to both Karito Kids and this post. Contest ends Monday 10/06/08 at 11:59 pm est. US addresses only please. Only comments containing the requested information will be eligible. Good luck to all!


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NJ Mom of 2 boys. – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, a 17 year old with Down Syndrome. Jersey girl. I have three younger brothers, all of whom have children. Social media enthusiast. Ds Advocate. Cat person. I love rock music! I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive.

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  1. I love how they donate to charity and come from all over the world. I am from Australia so would love my daughter to get Piper!

  2. Simply Amazing!! I love the fact that our children can learn about the children of the world and how they can help them. I love how each girl is unique. I would absolutly LOVE to give this doll to my 7 year old daughter!!

  3. I would give this to my niece and I really like the varying cultures that the dolls have and the size of the dolls!

  4. I like that the dolls aren’t just cookie cutter, they represent all kinds of girls. My niece would love this doll.

  5. My favorite thing about the dolls is that proceeds go to end hunger, provide books for education, help children live healthier lives, and live in safe, secure homes….I would give it to my BF with 3 little girls

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  6. I love the fact that the Karito Kids don’t all look alike, with slight skin and haircolor differences. Each doll looks like a different person, which is very refreshing.

    I would give Lulu to my daughter, Roo. She loves soccer, too!

  7. I love that they are educational and teach children about other cultures! It is especially wonderful that each purchase helps a child! Very unique! I would give this doll to my son’s friend 🙂 She would love it!

  8. This is probably silly, but I like that the dolls are all wearing appropriate clothing in comparison to the mini skirts and tube tops you see on many dolls these days. I would give this doll to my daughter.

  9. Waaw, what a fantastic giveaway! I love the site and how inter-active it is! I love the fact that these dolls look so real and they all have a story behind them. I would love to win Lulu for my little girl for Christmas. This would be her first doll!

  10. I try to teach my children about the different cultures around the world.
    This would be so great for my daughter to have, she would love it so much.
    I love that when you purchase one of their dolls that it goes to the KIDS.
    That means so much!


  11. I collect African American dolls so this would be perfect for my collection

  12. I love Lulu! She is my favorite along with Ling. What I like about these dolls is that it helps children learn about other cultures in a PERSONAL way. These dolls each have their own personality, look, and “lives” (through their stories). I think this makes learning about the culture associated with the doll more like getting to know a good friend, instead of studying a sterile textbook version of culture.
    I also love that each purchase helps another child through the Karito Kids charity!
    I would be SOOO excited to win one of these fabulous dolls!

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  13. I tried to visit the karito kids site but i guess my flash player needs updates. I tried and cant get it to work.
    I do love that kids get to pick a charity. My daughter loves to give and I think that is very important to teach your child.
    I would give this doll to my daughters friend the lives a couple house away.

  14. Hi! I have adored these dolls since I saw their site awhile back. Their slogan “Open her world,her mind, her heart’ says so much. These multi cultural dolls send such a positive message. I think the whole world should catch on to this concept! I would love to win “Lulu” for my niece. What a fabulous Christmas gift. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks…..Cindi

  15. My daughter would love one of these for Christmas. I love that all the dolls come from different cultures!!

  16. WoW…I like that they have a personality all their own…They look so realistic and like they could be one little girls best friend…PLease count me in…I know the perfect little girl I’d give this doll too should I win!!!

    My daughter’s would be thrilled (although if I won, I’d have to buy another one since I have 2 girls and christmas is coming just around the corner)…

    Great giveaway!

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