460 University Drive Winchester, VA 22601
So much has changed since Tucker's Teddies was founded. Our original plan was to focus on hospitalized children and grieving adults, which is still an important part of our mission. What we have learned in the past couple of years is adults need bear hugs too and children grieve!! Hundreds of hospitalized adults have received Tucker's Teddie Bears and many children have received bears during a time of grief. Sometimes we forget adults get scared and need comforted. I can't tell you how heart warming it is when I walk by a room and a patient is holding a Tucker bear. When a child loses a parent or grandparent we give them the bear often "from" their loved one. They will have this forever.
The story of these families we feel are not ours to share, they receive or bears or other items at their most vulnerable time. What we can say is we are honored to be a small part of each journey and hope in someway Tucker's legacy helps in these difficult times.
This past year we have been fortunate enough to expand to more hospitals and organizations. Turning grief into giving and always remembering grief and joy can co-exist help push us forward.
Lastly, we thank each of you that continue to support our journey by giving our bears, donating blood, attending events, or donating to one of our causes, you are making a difference.
Tucker's Teddies is continue to supply bears to those in the hospital of all ages. During this pandemic we have been able to deliver hundreds of bears to adults who are unable to have visitors in the hospital. Staff members have also received self-care items as a thank you for the amazing work they are continually doing.
We look forward to getting back into the community later in 2021.
Wishing everyone a healthy and safe 2021!