Norfolk girl collects hundreds of Barbie Dolls, close to completing goal of helping 1,000 girls in need

Posted at 10:44 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 07:00:36-05

Norfolk - Hundreds of Barbie Dolls now line the surfaces of Gianni Graham's home.

Two weeks ago, Graham set a goal to collect 1,000 Barbie Dolls for 1,000 girls in homeless shelters and foster homes all across Hampton Roads. At the time, she had collected five goals, now she has more than 500.

"It has been shocking," Graham said. "But I am happy at the same time."

Originally Graham thought it would take her two months to collect all the dolls, now she thinks she will have them in a few weeks.

"I have had a lot of help reaching my goal."

Some of the help she has received came after actor, Ashton Kutcher posted a Facebook status about her goal.

"I didn't know it was going to get that far. I didn't even know that he was going to see it," she explained.

Most of the help has been from people donating Barbies at one of the many drop-off points or by shipping the dolls through the website Graham has created.

While she has made a lot of progress, Graham still needs help finishing her goal. If you would like to help her help 1,000 girls in Hampton Roads, you can drop off dolls at "We Print It" on Hoggard Road in Norfolk, Fifty Eighteen/Daddy's Kitchen off of Princess Anne Road in Norfolk, Famous Cutz on Va Beach Blvd. in Norfolk or any Hampton Roads SpontsZone locations.

You can also visit her website, Facebook page, or Instagram page.