Senior center makes washcloth teddy bears for traumatized children

YAKIMA, Wash. - On Friday afternoon the Yakima Harman Senior Center hosted a community project to make washcloth teddy bears for traumatized children.

The senior center is always doing events to help out the community. This time they decided to help out the Yakima Police Department and children in need.

The officers will keep the teddy bears inside their patrols.

When they meet a child who’s been a victim of a tragedy, they will give them a teddy bear.

Leslie Richards, Recreation Program Supervisor said they feel the teddy bears will make children smile.

“To give them the bear brings comfort; it establishes trust again, so it’s something that can bring the community together in a bad situation,” said Richards.

The Yakima Police Department will receive the washcloth teddy bears on Monday.



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