Saturday, May 1, 2010


We will be collecting (teddy bears) "teddies", 12" to 14" soft cuddly and huggable bears. We are chiefly interested in supplying them to those on the front lines where hurt, grief, trauma and disasters are experienced. You can become involved a couple of ways by donating new 9"-14" teddy bears or by a tax deductable financial contribution to Hugs of Hope, Huntington, WV. For as little at $5.00 each, we have the ability to purchase teddy bears from a wholesale supplier and then distribute them where needed.

Our focus will be on providing the bears to local police, fire departments, hospitals, child protective services, judges, hospices, funeral homes and families of child abuse, etc.

We will be making contact with local first response organizations that we will choose to work with. We are excited about the prospect of bringing comfort to children in traumatic situations through the hugs of teddy bears and words of personal encouragement.

This is a great opportunity for you, your church, civic group or organization to get involved in changing lives and setting the life-course of children that are being placed in hurtful or grievous situations, due to no fault of their own. Feel free to reach out to my wife or myself, or anyone at the Hugs of Hope, Huntington, West Virginia Chapter.

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