It’s hard to believe that it has really been 17 years since “Project Teddy Bear” began. It started with 197 stuffed animals and toys collected the first year, to what has now reached over 110,000 stuffed animals collected over the last 16 years. That is truly amazing. That is 110,000 smiles, hugs and thousands of times, love and comfort was brought into the lives of children who needed help, who were abused, lonely, neglected and in trauma. Yet, the most amazing thing about Project Teddy Bear, and the 110,000, is the fact that the wings beneath this project, has always been “Children helping Children”. There is great power in children helping children, and teaches us what this project is all about. Children so quickly see and understand the need for little ones who need help, in circumstances they have no control over.
The kick-off for “Project Teddy Bear 2016” is November 17th, which is a little earlier than in previous years to give us more time to collect bears. The presentation is scheduled for December 15th at 11:00 am in American Fork lobby (All are welcome to come and join the fun)