All of the branches collect these bears and in the middle of December, they are given to children who need some hope and someone to snuggle on. Some of these kids are taken from their parents due to neglect or violence - right at Christmas time. It just breaks my heart thinking there are kids who are with a stranger for Christmas and have no presents. The bank collects all these teddy bears and gives them to these kids! I was so impressed last year that the bank was doing such a wonderful thing for local families but didn't contribute any bears. I have felt really bad about that and so this year I contributed! My sisters Jeannene and Lauryl rounded up stuffed animals that need a good home and I picked them up Tuesday night - 25 bears!!! 25! I was so excited!
|My backseat overflowing with teddy bears|
|The 4 stuffed animals I bought to contribute|