Students Give Bear Hugs for Kids With Illnesses

Students hugging bearsTamarac Elementary held its Annual Teddy Bear Dressing Day on June 2. Students in kindergarten through second grade dressed donated teddy bears and hugged them to fill the stuffed animals with comforting thoughts for the children who receive them.

After the Teddy bears were dressed and filled with love, hope and strength, they were sent off to the Double H Hole in the Woods Camp for campers who have or once were battling some type of illness. This service learning project helps Tamarac students get a glimpse of what it is like for other children suffering from these illnesses and truly defines what compassion means. A special thanks to all students for their participation, and to all the knitters that donated sweaters and hats. See more photos.