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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New or Used?
I am thinking its best if we send new stuffed animals or handmade, as much as gently used stuffed animals can also give comfort for right now it would be best if they are new (or newly handmade)
Is it JUST teddy bears?
Nope! Any stuffed animal that is soft and cuddly and a little one can hold on tight to it!
Then why the title : Teddy Bears for Kids?
Honestly for a frame of reference, but really any stuffed animal will be loved and treasured!
Big or small?
Any huggable size! I have an age range of kids and smaller stuffed animals (think beanie baby size) are loved just as much as the larger/average size stuffed animal.
Where am I sending these stuffed animals?As I am typing this I am working on a PO Box, because if my gut is telling me truth sending the bears to my home will be overwhelming for my post office!
What else can I do?
Spread the word! Get groups together to collect bears (stuffed animals), and send them my way!
How long are you going to be collecting?
For as long as people keep sending me bears, Kids all over the world can give these stuffed animals a good home! For right now the focus is Oklahoma, more specifically I am concentrating on Moore, OK with the devastation that happen at the schools and from there we will keep spreading the teddy bear love!
How are you getting them to Oklahoma?I am going to be getting in touch with our local red cross (I am just outside of Madison, WI) as well as the boys and girls club who are working on a trailer right now to send goods. I also have had a few in Oklahoma (outside of the tornadoes path) that have offered to help with getting me in the right contacts.
How do I contact you?here, in the comments. On facebook: www.facebook.com/teddybearsforcharity or via email: email@example.com
Who are you?Im just a momma with the strongest feelings that I HAVE to do this, and that something so small as single bear could be the whole world to a child. This is going to be huge friends, with your help!
Comments, questions, something I didnt cover? Ask away! As of this afternoon I hope to have an address so you can start sending over those teddy bears!!!!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
|Leila my daughter age six with her beloved Pan-pan|
Since watching all the heartbreaking news coming out of Moore, OK my heart has been heavy and feeling like I had to do something, but what? We are a family with four small children, we have really no extra cash, our pantry is pretty bare and really I feel it would be disheartening to send some lima beans that have been there for months because we wont eat them.
As I was driving my kids around today I was thinking about what I could do, as an artist I am hoping to find some groups to donate some artwork for auction but I wanted to do more and in my daily thoughts in my van the thought of teddy bears came to the forefront of my mind. My daughter is attached to her teddy bear Pan-pan, most of the stuffing is gone he is in poor shape but my girl, she loves him the most out of everything in this world after her family. Pan-pan shares in her joys and calms her fears.
How many kids slept last night and now tonight without their beloved "lovie" their own pan-pan. And I want to change that. So lets do this! I am going to try and collect as many bears as possible for as long as people keep sending me them.
I just started this journey today so bear (ha-ha no pun intended!!) with me while I figure out everything that comes with a fundraiser/collection. I would love for anyone who reads this to spread the word here is a link to the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teddy-Bears-for-Kids/317264511737405
I am not the most eloquent writer and I wish I could express my heart better with words just know this I am a momma on a mission, and if I can help mend just one little's heart I will consider it a mission succeeded!
Want to help, have contacts, want to get in touch, send me a message on facebook or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org