Middleton (WKOW) – It was a bargain-shopper's paradise in Middleton this weekend as hundreds of girls were able to bring home discounted dolls.
For the past 25 years, American Girl has donated returned and overstocked merchandise to the Madison Children's museum.
About 200 volunteers repair the American Girl dolls and then sell them at discounted prices.
Families came from all over the Midwest for this sale. Twelve-year-old Taylor Petersen said she came with her mom from Iowa.
Taylor Petersen said, "They bring history into these girls lives and they also have trouble and it's really cool. There's ‘Kit' and she's from the depression, so she went through troubles and I have her entire series at home."
Ruth Shelly, Executive Director of Madison Children's Museum, said "As American Girl seeks to empower girls, we seek to empower children of all ages and both genders to be important and meaningful members of their community."
Shelly said this event has raised millions of dollars over the years. Half of the profits go to the American Girls fund for children. The other half of the money goes to the Madison Children's Museum, which will go towards new exhibit programs and the "Access for Everyone" Fund, which helps anyone come and experience the children's museum.
The main headquarters of the American Girl Company is based in Middleton.
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