On many occasions when police are called to settle domestic violence, they find children caught in the middle. Assistance League of San Jose donates huggable teddy bears for these very times. The officers carry a supply of them in their cars and give each child a bear to help soothe and calm them in the midst of all the commotion. Other agencies that have a supply of our cuddly bears at hand are homeless shelters, the pediatric ward at the community hospital, and police child interview centers. There is not a week that goes by that Assistance League of San Jose does not get a letter from an agency stating how grateful they are to have these bears to give out in moments of crisis.
We continue to deliver our Hug-a-Bears during the pandemic – during this crisis they provide a source of comfort to so many children.