This year will be Bank of American Fork’s 17th Annual Project Teddy Bear. Every year, we are overwhelmed by your support. This project never gets old for us. Since the project was started by Sandy Dubois in 2000, you have helped us help more than 100,000 children in Utah who needed a stuffed animal to hold. Stuffed animals are donated to local care centers, who give bears to children for play therapy or to children taken from their homes without any of their belongings. Find an inspiring video on our YouTube channel about where the bears go—it’s the story of one child and the tiger he received, narrated by one of the care center directors.
Every year we hope our care centers will call and say there’s no need for the bears—that all of Utah’s children are being taken care of and none are victims of abuse or neglect. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, so Bank of American Fork seeks the community’s help in increasing the number of donations every year.
There is something you can do.
This year our annual collection begins November 17. Because of health codes, our centers can only accept new stuffed animals so this year, drop off a new stuffed animal or teddy bear at any of our 14 branch locations. Each stuffed animal you donate makes a difference for one of Utah’s children. We know you care about the children in your communities, so talk to us at www.facebook.com/BankAF or @bankaf to find out how else you can be involved.