Following up from the last post, I just read a press release that the Ronald McDonald House Charity gave 50,000 teddy bears to needy children all around the world.
A great thing I think, because although food, medicine, clothing and so on are pressing needs, theres nothing like a teddy bear to brighten up a child’s life. So last May, the charity made and gave 50,000 teddy bears to Ronald McDonald Houses all around the world.
Together with Build-A-Bear-Workshop‘s “Stuffed With Hugs” program, the only store of its kind around the world when children can make their own teddy bear – anybody could virtually walk in (the first 200) any of their stores located in the US, Canada, Asia, Europe and Australia, and make a teddy to be given to needy children.
In turn, thousands of children participated in creating teddy bears for their less fortunate counterparts around the globe. What a wonderful way to spread a hug.
Originally posted on September 20, 2006 @ 11:14 am