Each holiday season, Lewiston State Bank is hosts its annual charity drive called Project Teddy Bear.
Customers, employees and community members can donate new teddy bears and other brand new stuffed animals that will be given to The Family Place in Logan, Little Lambs of Utah, and Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency (CAPSA) in Logan.
Beginning in November, customers and community members can drop off new stuffed animals to any Lewiston State Bank branch. In mid-December the teddy bears and other stuffed animals will be delivered to the support centers. These centers have the mission of preventing and treating child abuse through education, therapy and outreach. Crisis nurseries are available for children who have been abused, are in danger of being abused or are awaiting placement in a foster home. A soft teddy bear to hug during these times of trauma or loneliness is a great comfort to the children. At-risk children also undergo therapy sessions at the centers throughout the year. A teddy bear gives them something to hold during sessions, provides much-needed comfort and helps in the healing process. It may also be the only Christmas present a child receives.
We would like to encourage all members of the community to help us gather brand new stuffed animals and give a hug and hope to children in need at Christmas time. Bring your new stuffed animals to any Lewiston State Bank branch. We hope you will help us make a difference in the lives of many children this holiday season.
See what it takes to pack up all the donated stuffed animals.