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Love Bears All Things


Love Bears All Things

“Love Bears All Things” is a new local program in Lake Wales, Fl. benefiting children in our community.

This program, originating in a small Pennsylvania town, proved to be successful and a way for the community to assist emergency personnel in crisis situations.   Emergency personnel come into contact with children at fire scenes, after auto accidents and domestic disputes calls.  Children are most often very scared in these stressful situations; soft and cuddly “Love Bears” are intended to give them something comforting to hug and to let them know caring adults are near.

Love bears are initially donated by interested individuals at local collection points and then distributed to Police and Fire Services personnel, to give out to children in crisis and unbearable situations throughout Lake Wales.

Love Bears may be donated in the Love Bears Box located in the lobby of the Lake Wales City Hall, during regular business hours. We request only new bears with the original tags attached, no bigger than 15 inches tall.

Monetary donations may also be made to “Love Bears All Things”, and sent to:

Jan Ogden       227 Gull Lane            Lake Wales, FL   33859

All donations will be used to purchase more bears and supplies.

For more information, please contact:

Jan Ogden at [email protected] or call 724-388-5569 for more information.