Our Headquarters at Anderson Road Community Centre in Forresfield WA, will no longer open on  Mondays.From Tuesday 25th April, 2023 opening times are: Tuesdays 1pm – 3pm Fridays 10am – 2pm To contact  us please use the Contact Us button on the top right of this page.

Temporary Changes to Opening Hours

Anderson Road Community Centre, 24 Anderson Road Forrestfield WA Open Hours   If you are planning a visit to our Headquarters in Forrestfield, please note temporary changes to our session times below:   Monday 3rd April, 2023 1pm – 2pm (early closure from usual 3pm time).   Monday 17th April 2023 CLOSED.      

Opening Hours 2021

Opening hours for our headquarters Anderson Road Community Centre, 24 Anderson Road Forrestfield are: Mondays 1pm – 3pm commencing Monday 8th February 2021. Public Holidays Excluded. Fridays 10:00am – 2:00pm commencing Friday 26th February 2021.


Hi Everyone   Well, all the dolls are packed and ready to go. I’m sure you’ll be thrilled to know that your efforts have contributed to a total of 96 bags containing   4309 dolls 236 sewing kits 387 balls 210 African animals 300 assorted toys, puppets and rattles.   Everyone deserves a pat on Read More »

Temporary Closure

Our centre at 24 Anderson Road Forrestfield (Anderson Road Community Centre) will be closed on Friday 25th September 2020.  Normal opening times for Friday 10:00am to  2:00pm will resume the following week Friday 2nd October 2020


To celebrate the reopening of our Headquarters in the Anderson Road Community Centre, Forrestfield, we are offering for a limited time only, our book “100 dolls Countless Hearts for the children of KwaZulu Natal for the very special price of just $5  (PICK UP ONLY and CASH ONLY) from 24 Anderson Road Forrestfield WA Open Read More »

Next Shipment from Western Australia

Our next shipment of dolls to KwaZulu Natal, the first we have been able to send since December 2019 is now scheduled! To be included in this shipment completed dolls need to be received at our Headquarters, Anderson Road Community Centre, 24 Anderson Road, Forrestfield WA on or before Monday 21st September, 2020. Dolls can Read More »

Anderson Road Opening Hours

We are pleased to advise that our Headquarters in the Anderson Road Community Centre, 24 Anderson Road Forrestfield, Western Australia, is open again! Opening hours are: Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm (Closed on public holidays).                                     Friday   10:00am – Read More »

Bunbury WA 2020

Uthando Project would like to thank Deborah Campbell, who after eight years of co-ordinating the wonderful dollmakers group in Bunbury WA, is moving on to other local community art works. Deb’s tireless commitment to making dolls, recruiting and sharing your skills with others and managing fundraising events has ensured that hundreds of children in KwaZulu Read More »

Covid 19

In line with current community efforts being made to reduce the risk of Corona virus spread,  Headquarters at Anderson Road Community Centre in Forrestfield WA will be closed, until further notice.  We ask that you keep any completed dolls you have made until we are able to reopen. Dollmaking activities at CWA, Albany WA: Multicultural Centre, Read More »

2019 Festive Season

Uthando Project thanks all our supporters for their commitment and dedication to ensuring more children in KZN can receive a doll. We wish you all a happy and safe festive season and look forward to seeing you again in 2020. Our headquarters at Anderson Road Community Centre, Forrestfield WA will close Friday 13th December to Read More »


Please note that the postal address for Uthando Project has changed. Uthando Project now has it’s very own postal box address: Please send all items to us at: Uthando Project, PO Box 118 FORRESTFIELD WA 6058

Shipping Time!

‘It’s that time of year again. We have thousands more dolls ready for shipment to South Africa later this month and we appreciate any donations that help towards the cost of the freight. Each doll costs about $1.50 to send so a donation of $15 will help send 10 dolls. $100 will ship a whole Read More »

Donations to Uthando Project are now Tax Deductible

We are delighted to announce that Uthando Project has been granted DGR status (Deductible Gift Recipient) in Australia, with all donations over $2 being tax deductible. Donations can be made by  cheque, via Paypal or through our ANZ Bank Account (more details here), with new credit card functionality for both one-off and ongoing donations COMING Read More »

Glasses for Family Literacy Project

When Chris Bellanger last visited KwaZulu Natal, she spent much of her time sharing her reading glasses with the wonderful African ladies… and left with a promise to them that she would somehow get glasses to them once she was back in Albany, Western Australia. True to her word, Chris and the Albany ladies collected Read More »

Dollmaking on the Gold Coast

We are thrilled to see that a new dollmaking group has formed in Benowa, on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Initiated by friends Shari and Judy, the new group of  enthusiasts has quickly become quite addicted to the creation of Uthando dolls, a feeling so many of us can relate to!  In their short time together Read More »

KZN Leaders’ workshops in May

CEOs from two of our partners in KwaZulu Natal will be in Perth for two weeks, May 16-30. Register your interest in a host of activities facilitated by Rachel Rozentals-Thresher (dlalanathi) and Bertha Magoge (TREE). See the Events calendar for the two-day retreat, professional presentation, public meeting, two day workshop and visits to Albany, Bunbury, Sorrento, Read More »