Piper the Puppy

Piper the Puppy promises a brighter tomorrow for children and their families affected by disaster.

Piper is in service throughout the U.S. by individual chapters of the American Red Cross. For a donation of $100 you can adopt a Piper the Puppy and know that your gift will aid in a families recovery and bring comfort to a child who has lost everything in a disaster affecting their home.

By adopting a Piper, you are giving a helping hand to a family in need.

Piper comes with a storybook included. The story, You’re Loved, But This You Knew, positively addresses the tough subject of loss and pain in a thoughtful free verse style to give both children and adults hope that even in the midst of tragedy, fear and uncertainty, there can again be joy and ultimately peace. The text is useful for the subject of death, loss, sickness and sadness. Every book is bilingual using Spanish and English. The text was reviewed by chaplains, librarians, teachers and social workers. Currently 4000 are in use by individual chapters with the Piper the Puppy plush toy.

America Red Cross Chapters Sponsoring Piper are:

  • Dallas, Texas
  • Tyler, Texas
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Bloomington, Indiana
  • Columbus, Indiana
  • Evansville, Indiana
  • Lafayette, Indiana
  • Wabash, Indiana
  • Greenville, South Carolina

If you are a chapter that is interested in sponsoring Piper for your area, please contact Phebe through this website.

Phebe Phillips, Creatrice of Piper the Puppy

Phebe Phillips has been designing and manufacturing exquisite soft toys and “couture” characters for over 25 years. Considered “the Coco Chanel” of the toy world, Neiman Marcus has showcased her designs since 1984. She is a very exclusive designer with a distinguished clientele of collectors and celebrities whose names you know. Her creative products have been carried by FAO Schwartz, Victoria’s Secret, J.C. Penney, Jacobson’s, I-Magnin, Michael’s and many, many others.

Her charitable donations reach around the world. She began working with Farm Aid in the early 1980s, filling the lives of disadvantaged children with toys. Phebe has been involved with Russian children suffering Cranial Facial Disorders and during the Bosnia crisis she worked with CNN to share her toys with refugee children forced to evacuate their homes. For seventeen years, Phebe has given toys to disadvantaged children attending the White House Easter Egg Roll. In 2008, she was honored with the Richard Sale III award for donating toys to children in need and the organizations that serve them. In her illustrious career, her creativity had generated, by the year 2008, an estimated $500,000 in charitable donations and $30,000,000 on the retail registers of fine stores. Now with 8000 Pipers each raising $100, her creativity has contributed a total of $1,300,000 to hopefully make the world a little better for others.

For the American Red Cross, it is Phebe’s hope and vision that Piper the Puppy and her storybook bring a new dimension of awareness to both current and new generations, launches an icon into American culture and creates a tireless, timeless stream of millions of dollars raised to help the American Red Cross make the world easier for those that need it most.

“It is an honor to be the Creatrice of Piper the Puppy.”

Phebe and Piper on the News

Photos of Piper