Nearly 8,000 stuffed an­i­mals col­lected through Project Teddy Bear

Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - By Nate Mathis

Utah County high school stu­dents played a big role in the suc­cess of Project Teddy Bear dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son. The 17th an­nual Project Teddy Bear re­sulted in the ac­cu­mu­la­tion of 7,918 teddy bears and other stuffed an­i­mals. These stuffed an­i­mals were pre­sented to three fam­ily sup­port cen­ters in Utah dur­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion at Bank of Amer­i­can Fork’s head­quar­ters last month.

At the pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony, Richard Beard, pres­i­dent and CEO of Bank of Amer­i­can Fork, ex­pressed his grat­i­tude and rec­og­nized these high schools, clubs and stu­dents for their hard work.

Bing­ham High School col­lected 125 stuffed an­i­mals thanks in part to stu­dent body pres­i­dent Tyler, who in­vited stu­dents to bring a stuffed an­i­mal for en­trance into the an­nual tal­ent show in­stead of the typ­i­cal mon­e­tary en­trance fee.

Amer­i­can Fork High School March­ing Band stu­dents, par­ents and fac­ulty do­nated time to put to­gether boxes, pack up all the stuffed an­i­mals and sort the boxes to pre­pare for de­liv­ery to the sup­port cen­ters.

The Span­ish Fork High School Let­ter­man’s Club col­lected nearly 2,000 stuffed an­i­mals this year. The Let­ter­man’s Club has par­tic­i­pated in Project Teddy Bear for 11 years, col­lect­ing more than 15,000 stuffed an­i­mals to date. This year they in­volved Canyon El­e­men­tary School.

Span­ish Fork teen Kameron Snarr gath­ered hun­dreds of teddy bear do­na­tions from Bank of Amer­i­can Fork to take with him on his hu­man­i­tar­ian trip to Costa Rica.

Fol­low­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony, the bears were trans­ported and de­liv­ered to the cen­ters thanks to a gen­er­ous do­na­tion of equip­ment and la­bor by Bai­ley’s Mov­ing and Stor­age.

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