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Stitching Hope: The Teddy Bear Angels Bringing Comfort to Abused Children

Teddy Bears for Abused Children
Just a few of the many thousands of bears produced over the years.

In the heart of Utah County, a group of dedicated individuals, affectionately known as the “Teddy Bear Angels,” are sewing threads of comfort and compassion for children who have endured the unimaginable trauma of abuse. 

With nimble fingers and hearts full of kindness, these volunteers (of all ages) handcraft teddy bears to provide solace and companionship to young survivors as they navigate the difficult healing journey. 

At the Utah County Children’s Justice Center (CJC), each child who walks through the doors finds support and care and a soft, cuddly friend to accompany them on their path to recovery.

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Sewing Seeds of Comfort

The Teddy Bear Angels are the unsung heroes behind the scenes, tirelessly devoting their time and talents to create these special bears for abused children. 

With every stitch, they infuse love and hope into each handmade creation, knowing their efforts will bring joy and comfort to those who need it most.

These teddy bears serve as more than just toys; they become symbols of resilience and reassurance for children who have experienced profound trauma. 

Whether it’s a gentle hug during a scary moment or a silent confidant in times of distress, these bears offer a sense of security and stability to young survivors as they navigate the complex emotions associated with their experiences.

Teddy Bear Angels making bears
Teddy Bear Angels hand-making bears every month.

Profound Impact

The Utah County Children’s Justice Center recognizes these teddy bears’ profound impact on the healing journey of abused children. 

With each bear given to a child who enters their doors, the CJC delivers a powerful message of support and solidarity, letting them know they are not alone in their struggle.

Rebecca, the director of the CJC, emphasizes the significance of these teddy bears in providing comfort to abused children. 

“For many of these children, their teddy bear can provide comfort, security and a sense of companionship, during a time of uncertainty and fear,” she explains. “It’s a true effort helping the child to feel safe and loved, making a world of difference in their healing process.” – Rebecca Martell, CJC Director

Stuffing the Teddy Bears
These bears are hand stuffed with love.

Joining the Cause

Suppose you’re inspired by the work of the Teddy Bear Angels and would like to join their efforts in creating or donating supplies for these unique bears. 

In that case, there are several ways you can get involved:

  • Volunteer Your Time: Whether you are an experienced seamstress or a novice crafter, your help is invaluable in sewing, stuffing, and embellishing teddy bears for abused children. Contact Rebecca at the CJC to inquire about volunteer opportunities and upcoming sewing sessions.
  • Donate Supplies: The Teddy Bear Angels are always in need of supplies such as fabric, ribbons, lace, specific polyfill stuffing, and sewing notions to continue their work. Your contributions can help ensure they have the resources they need to create more bears for abused children.
  • Spread the Word: Share the mission of the Teddy Bear Angels with your friends, family, and community. Raising awareness about the importance of these teddy bears can help garner support and participation in this meaningful cause.
Sewing Teddy Bears
Hand sewing and embellishing Teddy Bears takes time and patience.

Conclusion One Teddy Bear at a Time

Amid darkness and despair, the Teddy Bear Angels shine a light of hope and compassion for abused children in Utah County. 

Their selfless dedication and acts of kindness remind us of the power of love and empathy in healing wounds and restoring faith.

If you’re interested in joining the Teddy Bear Angels in their mission or would like to donate supplies, please get in touch with Rebecca, director of the Utah County Children’s Justice Center, at 801.851.8554 or contact us on our site to learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of abused children through the gift of a teddy bear.

Let’s continue stitching hope and comfort for those who need it most, one teddy bear at a time.

Thank You Mountain America Credit Union

Ruth Brasher, Co-founder of the Teddy Bear Ladies said, 

Mountain America Credit Union

“Thank You to Mountain America Credit Union for your generosity in donating to our ongoing service project for the Utah County Children’s Justice Center. We really appreciate it.”

For 28 years, HUNDREDS of community volunteers have made over 25,000 Teddy Bears of love for children in crisis.

Volunteers make teddy bears for Children’s Justice Center in Utah County