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Teddy Bears to be Given to Patients at The Children’s Hospital

Teddy Bears to be Given to Patients at The Children's Hospital

It's Part of Annual ‘Bearable Hugs' Campaign 

MACON, GA (Friday, Feb. 24, 2012) – The Georgia Department of Human Services' (DHS) Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) is collecting teddy bears and other stuffed animals for children as part of their annual “Bearable Hugs for Georgia's Children” campaign. The toys will be given to children receiving care at The Children's Hospital at The Medical Center of Central Georgia on Monday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. Media is invited to attend for interviews, video and photographs.

“Our mission is to put children first,” Director of DHS' Division of Child Support Services Keith Horton said. “We hope the teddy bears will bring comfort and put a smile on the face of a child who is facing illness.”

Individuals, churches, businesses and other organizations were asked to participate in the campaign by dropping off teddy bears or other stuffed animals at any collection box located at DCSS locations across the state. Robins Air Force Base personnel collected over 150 teddy bears for patients at The Children's Hospital at MCCG. Over 26,000 stuffed animals have been collected and distributed since the project began in 2008.

For more information about the Division of Child Support Services, go to www.ocss.dhs.georgia.gov.


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