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Friday
Feb062009

Bears Do Something Good

Skokie Police Officers accepting Bears of HopeLast fall Bears of Hope presented a craft program at Westfield Old Orchard's KidOOdles Club.  Children were given unprinted fabric pieces to design with fabric paint markers.  Bears of Hope volunteers sewed the designed pieces together to make 20 bears.  Senior residents at Seasons at Glenview Place, www.brookdaleliving.com,  an independent living residence, stuffed the bears.  The bears were given to the Skokie Police Department on February 6th. Police Officers will keep bears in their cars to give to children suffering trauma from traffic accidents, domestic disturbances, or criminal activity.  When Sergeant Brehmer saw the bears he exclaimed, "Wow, these are great!" Officer Marzigliano concurred and added, "We're excited to get these bears.  Each one is so cute and unique.  Chidldren will be comforted by them".

Saturday
Jan242009

Bears Camp

Bears of Hope volunteers came to "Bears Camp". They worked on getting bears ready to be delivered to clergy and social service organizations to bring to sick and needy children and adults.

Saturday
Oct042008

Kids Design Bears of Hope for Distressed Children

On Octrober 24 Bears of Hope presented a craft program for Westfield Old Orchard's KidOOdles club. Children ages 3-16 painted designs on unprinted cotton using special fabric paint markers. Bears of Hope volunteers will make bears from the children's designs. This program gave kids a chance to feel good about helping other kids who need hugs and comfort while they were having a creative, fun-filled. experience.

These bears will be given to the Skokie Police Department.  Officers will have the bears in their car to give to children suffering trauma from traffic accidents; domestic disturbances, or criminal activities.

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