“This note is long overdue. Several years ago, my daughter had surgery at the children’s hospital. We needed to spend the night to get there early enough and locked her doll in the car which was too far away for my husband to get. Also, we left her favorite stuffed animal and blanket at home. A nurse brought her a teddy bear from your organization. She was so happy. It was such a relief to have a soft, cozy comfort on the stretcher with her. It is still on her bed and she is 15 now! I think of your kindness every time I see it. Thank you very much.”
Mrs. D. Smith
Hospital social worker
Comforting Traumatized Children
Each year, Bears for Children provides thousands of new, child-safe, cuddly bears (affectionately known as “Little AL”) to comfort frightened children during crisis situations. Hospitals, law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and other emergency agencies distribute the bears to children in need of comfort during traumatic and stressful circumstances.
“When a child is in stress, it is great to hug one of our soft, cuddly bears for support,” said the Bears for Children chairman. “We all put in a lot of LOVE when we pack our Bears for delivery.”
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to provide 1,230 bears to comfort injured or traumatized children during the fiscal year ending May 31, 2021. Your gift of $50 will purchase eight cuddly bears.
Network of Hospitals & Emergency Services
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite
- Gwinnett County Fire Station #6
- Gwinnett County Police Department
- Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center
- SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center