Your support for these children is greatly appreciated.
Aug 21, 2014 |
Regional Operations Command
| Washington D.C.,
In my years of law enforcement, I have had to witness many tragic events. However, nothing is worse than a child having been victimized by either criminal behavior, accident, or natural disaster. Children in these situations reach out for something to grab onto, for something to comfort them. The Teddy Bear Program helps fulfill that need.
On behalf of the department, I wish to express our gratitude for your efforts to alleviate the suffering of children in these tragic situations. Your support for these children is greatly appreciated.
Again, I would like to personally thank you, the staff and volunteers for your generosity, community involvement, and genuine concern that you have shown to our children and fellow citizens.
Thank you for the generous gift of teddy bears.
Sep 2, 2014 |
Letter from the Mayor, Police Chief, and Fire Chief of Adamsville
| Adamsville, AL
Thank you for the gift of the teddy bears. The Adamsville Police and Fire Department has a "Teddy Bear Program" and the teddy bears you sent will be very helpful to us. We have found that this program does help in the frightening times you outlined in your letter. We will forward to you any feedback we receive regarding the use of the teddy bears to people in frightening situations. Again, thank you for the generous gift of teddy bears.
It is indeed a pleasure to know that you are caring people!
Sep 1, 2014 |
Montgomery Police Department
| Montgomery, AL
I wanted to take a few minutes to write and thank you for the Teddy Bears you submitted to Chief Wilson of the Montgomery Police Department. Chief Wilson has forwarded them to me to be given to deserving children. I am Major W.S. Thompson, Commander of the Juvenile Division. Some of the Teddy Bears will be given to children who are abused that are brought to the Juvenile Division. Some were given to Major Cooper, Commander of the Traffic Division for children involved in serious traffic accidents, and others were given to the Patrol Division to be given to children in need. As you know, America is a country of opportunities, but some people still have needs and go without the things we take for granted. It is indeed a pleasure to know that you are caring people, and are greatly concerned about our young ones.
Again, thank you for the submission and I'll make sure they are given to deserving children.
Please relay our gratitude to your staff and volunteers.
Aug 31, 2014 |
Mobile Police Department - Chief of Police
| Mobile, AL
On behalf of the Mobile Police Department and unfortunate victims of tragedies such as fires, traffic accidents, crime, etc., in the community, I wish to express sincere appreciation for the teddy bears generously submitted by your organization. They will surely aide in comforting victims in their time of crisis.
Please relay our gratitude to your staff and volunteers. They are to be highly commended for their service to the communities across America. Keep up the good work!
Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to provide comfort ...
Aug 30, 2014 |
Los Angeles Police Department, Chief of Police
| Los Angeles, CA
On behalf of the Los Angeles Police Department, I want to thank you for your very generous submission of 500 teddy bears. The bears have arrived at an opportune time when they will provide comfort to children who unfortunately experience a traumatic incident during this holiday season. In keeping with the mission of the project, the bears will be distributed and made available to those officers who respond to calls where a child has been victimized or exposed to a traumatic incident.
Once again, thank you for allowing us the opportunity to provide comfort to our most precious citizens during unpleasant circumstances. Please extend our thanks to your staff who have worked so diligently in preparing the bears. We look forward to working with you and your organization again on such a worthy endeavor. If we may be of future assistance, please contact Officer Angela Frydendall, Juvenile Division, Operations Section, at (213) 485-5356.
Your thoughtfulness and concern for children is deeply ...
Aug 28, 2014 |
West Los Angeles Community Police Station
| West Los Angeles, CA
Thank you for providing the men and women of the West Los Angeles Community Police Station the teddy bears for traumatized children. The bears have been made available to our patrol watch commanders and detective supervisors to make "one life a little better, and another, and another." Additionally, your contribution has been shared with our Community-Police Advisory Board.
Your thoughtfulness and concern for children is deeply appreciated. My best wishes to you, your loved ones, and the staff and volunteers.
Your gift will hopefully assist these young people to better ...
Aug 21, 2014 |
Los Angeles Police Department - Chief of Police
| Los Angeles Police Department, CA
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous submission. The teddy bears will be distributed to the young victims of violent crimes within Southwest Area. Your gift will hopefully assist these young people to better deal with their traumatic experience.
The teddy bears will be assessable to all Southwest personnel who will distribute the teddy bears to those children who have been victimize. Patrol officers as well as detective personnel have been directed to provide these children with teddy bears as needed. Your gift will provide a sense of comfort during such a difficult time as well as bringing Southwest Area citizens and Southwest Area Officers together to better the quality of life in our community.
We are very grateful to organizations, such as yours, which ...
Aug 4, 2014 |
Los Angeles Police Department - Chief of Police
| Los Angeles, CA
Today, we received your submission of a box of beautiful teddy bears. In your letter, you asked that the stuffed animals be given to our officers so they could carry them in their vehicles and give to any children who may have been traumatized by an act or event in their lives.
The teddy bears were distributed to three areas within our division. Our juvenile officers, whose primary assignment is to handle abused children incidents, were given several of the teddy bears.
They were very excited to have these cuddly toys to give away. Several of the teddy bears were also given to our Crisis Response Team members, a group of volunteers who respond, at the request of our officers, to very traumatic incidents and assist with traumatized children or family members. Lastly, during roll calls all of our patrol officers were advised of your gift and the toys were made available for them to give to any children they might encounter during their daily shifts.
We are very grateful to organizations, such as yours, which give to the less fortunate. Your are right, your gift will not end world poverty, illiteracy, or crime, but I can assure you that each and every one of these teddy bears will bring comfort to every child who receives one.
Thank you so much.
I know our submission will be able to help many young ...
Apr 5, 2005 |
| , CA
Thank you for the encouragement to write a story. The incident was back in August of 1993. I had actually forgotten about the "bear" part until I read your submission web site.
Myself, my daughter (a bit under 5) and my son 6 1/2 were returning home on a Saturday afternoon from shopping. I was to attend a wedding later in the afternoon. We were stopped at a red light. I took my foot of the brake because the light had changed to green and we were abruptly pushed forward. Both children were in the back seat with seat-belts. The truck that hit us was probably doing at least 35 mph. He had not noticed that the light had just been red and the traffic was stopped.
We were all quite shaken. Upon the arrival of the fire department, we were all check out for possible injuries. I don 't even remember when my daughter received her bear. I just remember her being quite happy with it. My son was just excited about the fire truck.
Whoever put this practice into action was very compassionate and giving. I know our submission will be able to help many young children such as mine were.
Thank you for sending us the bears and we look forward to ...
Jul 31, 2014 |
Stratford Police Department - Chief of Police
| Stratford, CT
Thank you for sending the Teddy Bears to our department to be given to children in crisis that we come in contact with while doing our job. We currently have twelve patrol cars in our schedule. If you were to send us enough bears to put two or three in each car they would be available when a child was in need when the gesture would do the most good.
Our contact person is Captain Andrew Knapp. He has distributed the bears that you sent and will be sending you "success stories" when the Teddy Bears are given out. You can call Captain Knapp at 203-385-4114 if you need to speak with him for any reason.
Again, thank you for sending us the bears and we look forward to seeing many smiling faces as a result of having them to give out.