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Teddy bears help bring some comfort to kids entering foster care for Valentine's Day

Teddy bears help bring some comfort to kids entering foster care for Valentine's Day(WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – The “cuteness meter” was through the roof at the Haines Children Center in Dayton for Valentine’s Day.

The National Council of Negro Woman dropped off more than 250 teddy bears to help comfort children who will be going in to foster care in the next year.

The NCNW has been helping with this donation for the past 15 years, which is made possible in part by donations from the community.

“We drop off teddy bears to at least 5 different sites throughout the day,” Carol Pruitt said, “and we start here with the children. They’re very dear to our hearts, and we like to see them smile, the excitement in their eyes, and twinkle, and joy that teddy bears bring them.”

The group also stopped by Dayton Children’s hospital, the YWCA, Stillwater Center and Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center to pass out a total of more than 600 years.

If you’re interested in donating a bear, it’s never too late. You can call Carol Pruitt at 937-626-8720 for more information.

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