Friday, September 07, 2007

The Teddy Bear Project

I'm helping my friends over on Jonathon's Closet out with a worthy cause, and asking you to help, too.

Direct from Kate:

The Teddy Bear Project ... providing Teddy Bears to children affected by
domestic abuse and other traumatic events.

Mission: To give symbols of comfort
and caring to children experiencing trauma due to violence in the home or an
emergency medical situation.

Vision: We know that domestic abuse happens every
day. We also know that organizations working with survivors need help. Unity of
Greater Lansing is committed to supporting them through The Teddy Bear Project.

We are collecting new Teddy Bears, from Beanie Baby size up to 18" long, to give to first responders (police, fire, ambulance, pediatric trauma unit) as well as to domestic violence shelters to distribute to children experiencing trauma.

Our goal is 25,000 bears. Yes, this number is sadly astronomical. Yet this is the number of bears that the agencies involved estimate that they use in ONE YEAR'S TIME. Won't you consider making a difference in the life of a traumatized child and send a bear?

Bears can be sent to:
240 Marshall Street
Lansing, MI 48912
attn: Kate

This project is endorsed by:
The Lansing City CouncilLansing
Mayor Virg Bernero
State Senator Gretchen Whitmer
Fire Chief Tom Cochran
Police Chief Mark Alley
Bishop David Maswell; Office of Community and Interfaith Initiatives

1 comment:

kateandjona said...

Thanks, Peggie! This is such an important project, and one that is very close to my heart. We have until OCTOBER 28th to hit our goal of 25,000 bears, so all help is appreciated!