Thursday, December 30, 2010

Operation Teddy Bear

With my platform for Miss American Fork and also for Miss Utah I have been focusing a lot on supporting the families of our military. I teamed up with Kraig Throne who is with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and we came up with Operation Teddy Bear. Operation Teddy Bear is a non profit organization that provides bears, uniforms, and voice recorders to the children of deployed soldiers. The bear is designed to be a symbol of the child's loved one that is serving. We also include a uniform for the bear to be dressed in and also a voice recorder so that the parent or loved one can record a message on the recorder and it will be placed into the bear for the child to replay over and over again. So far we have passed out over 200 bears and are looking to give out over 2000 within the year of 2011. We have had funds come in but are still looking for more. If you are interested in donating you  have two options
1. For small donations you can go to your local Wells Fargo bank and tell them you want to donate to Operation Teddy Bear.
2. For larger donations please contact me at or Kraig at and we can give you more details from there

Also all donations can be used as a tax write off. If you want to email either me or Kraig we can get you all of the information you need!!

Show you care donate a bear.