Tim Teddy Bear Program helping kids
The Tim Teddy Bear Program continues to bring comfort to children across the Southwest.
Tim Teddys arrived in Swift Current just in time to provide some comfort to the recent flood victims in Maple Creek. Over 70 teddy bears were distributed through South West Victim Services. Locally, Tim Teddys are provided by Tim Hortons owners Pete and Norma Fehr.
The goal of the Tim Teddy Program is to reduce the psychological impact of a traumatic situation on both the short term and long term by diverting the child’s attention from their current reality. During a traumatic event, RCMP, firefighters and paramedics will give a child in need of comfort a teddy bear, often reducing the stress of the trauma of the child, as the child is focused on the teddy bear.
The Tim Teddy Bear Program was first implemented in 2005. South West Victim Services was recently the recipient of 70 Tim Teddys courtesy of Norma Fehr from the Swift Current Tim Hortons locations.