Brave Heroes Brighten Local Children’s Day

Brave Heroes Brighten Local Children's Day

Brave Heroes Torch Club cleaning and decorating stuffed animals before giving them to some really excited youngsters.

La Conner’s Torch Club, Brave Heroes, spent this afternoon cleaning up and decorating stuffed animals and took them to the Skagit Valley Family YMCA Early Learning and Child Care Center where 11 little boys and girls were given new furry friends to call their own. The La Conner Club is a registered chapter of S.A.F.E. which stands for Stuffed Animals For Emergencies. They became one for their 2012 National Service Project: Linking Hearts & Hands.

This ongoing project which started last spring, involves Brave Heroes receiving donations of stuffed animals from all over Western Washington. They then research places that can service or come in contact with children who are in need of comforting  stuffed animal. Once they pinpoint where they’d like to donate, cards are made with encouraging messages  to go along with the animals.

Torch Clubs like La Conner’s Brave Heroes, are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. Torch Club Members learn to work together to plan and implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community; education;  health and fitness; and social recreation. Through these service activities, Torch Club Members identify Club and community needs, develop programs and activities and actively participate in their community.

If you would like to donate any new or gently used stuffed animals or would like to learn more about Brave Heroes or any of our Service Learning programs feel free to contact us at 360-466-3672 or email Program Director Kendrick Davis-Pittmon at kendrickd@bgcskagit.org.

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