Over the past 2 years, our partners at The Teddy Trust have sent 23,500 teddy bears for Syrian children. The teddy bears provide a major source of joy and relief for children who are living amid war daily. Recently, we distributed 250 of those teddy bears to IDP children in Northern Syria. These children have been uprooted from their homes and lives, amid constant conflict, to seek safety and shelter elsewhere. Many of the children are traumatized and seek love, comfort and reassurance–all things that teddy bears can often provide to children who are having a difficult time expressing their feelings to others but may feel at ease talking about their fears with their beloved teddies.
We hope to continue our partnership with The Teddy Trust and continue distributing teddy bears to the children of Syria for as long as needed.
View a photo gallery of the recent teddy bear distributions here: