Why the +1 Challenge?
In an effort to preserve our doll loving community and pass on the history of the UFDC, the +1 Challenge acts as our membership drive. As the UFDC has been around for many years, so have many of our members. We're looking to bring in new and interested doll collectors from younger generations and expand our borders on a global scale.
The preservation of doll history, the UFDC museum, and our organization as a whole depend on you, the member. And to continue our mission in being the foremost in research, education, and conservation of dolls, membership dues not only help keep the lights on but fund the unique events and resources offered by the UFDC. Our annual convention, the Doll News magazine, and the UFDC museum and library are among some of the unique resources available to our members and the world.
Most importantly, to ensure our doll-loving community's longevity and continued growth, bringing in members from younger generations and new regions spreads the joy of doll history and collecting into the future. As many once had a doll passed on to us, it is our turn to pass on our passion to younger generations. New generations are the future of UFDC and will be the ones to continue the mission after us. But we're not only looking to preserve our community; we want to expand our community and bring in doll enthusiasts from around the world. To further educate ourselves and unify doll lovers everywhere, members from countries outside our own offer firsthand knowledge in foreign doll history, collecting, and new dolls altogether!
By challenging existing members to bring in new members of all ages, nationalities, and walks of life, we increase our diversity, knowledge, and appreciation of dolls.