what a lovely idea. very thoughtful of you.
this is a great idea, and something we could all try. the toys are beautiful
Your stuffies are very cute and loveable. There is a Group on facebook AMEA Pay It Forward/ROAk Bear Promotion right now with Joy Davies that gives you the patterns for the bears and different ideas of embelishing them. This group is on there way to 20,000 bears made and distributed to who ever the maker decides to give them to. --Cancer clinics, Hospitals, Firemen, Police, Greif Coucilers etc.
Thank you ALPerry...I do not belong to Facebook-it doesn't interest me. But I will add info for whomever might want to donate to Police.. Call and ask for the Community Relations Officer --my D.C. ret'd friend says there is a CRO in each Station, and that they will be most happy to hear from you.
Thanks for the info.
They are so cute. They have an important job in comforting a child. One of my nephews is a police officer. He works a lot in the low income areas where children do not have a lot. He said one day he was trying trying to talk with some kids but they wouldn't come near him. Once he gave them stuffies, he gained their confidence, and he was able to do a little education. The children's parents appreciated it also. Thank you for what you do to help.
Thank YOU for your kind comments.
Fantastic job done...Great work..So Beautiful!!!!
oh, how sweet of you!
You are awesome! These are just the cutest things and would definitely help a scared child at an accident scene or worse. Thank you for doing this, and for giving the rest of us the idea to do the same. I love to make these little stuffies, and I think I'm going to donate some to the local PD too! --Sharon
Sharon..I am just aw-someone, but I do think this is a good PIF. I added above some info about how to get started.
These are lovely and what a super cause you have handed them too
Thx asterixsew, but you are always doing for others too. Thank YOU.
You have just reaffirmed my belief in the kindnss of others. Seems that we hear so much about bad things going on that your post really helped me see the goodness that people have in their hearts. Having a stuffie party with my friends is now floating around in my head...
That stuffie party sounds like a lot of fun; wish I could be there!
what a great gesture! congrats on this wonderful initiative, hugs maria x x x
hugs back to you. Maria, for the comment.
What an incredible thing to do for the officers and the community........you are certainly a blessing to them......
As you are a blessing to our poor little stray kitties. Thank you for taking them to your heart.
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They are all adorable, well done!
Thank you Lidia..they gave me something to keep my mind occupied as I worried about my DH.
they are adorable
Oh thank you! They are so cute when finished and almost make you feel like hugging each one.
What a great idea ! But it look lots of work !
Yes, a lot of work stuffing and closing seams. But creating in the hoop was easy!
Awesome stuffies love the idea great work
Just stuffed toys but can mean a lot to a crying child. Thanks.
This is such a beautiful act of kindness. That was so very kind of you to do that for the little ones who are the unfortunate silent victims in a world full of meanness, drugs and alcohol addiction and lets all not forget child abuse.
You may have started something here by your act of kindness that many of us could also do.
Oh, wouldn't that be wonderful? if more of us would use our hobby to help others! Thanks so much.
What an awesome idea. Love the stuffies and I can truly understand how these could comfort the little ones.
It must be scary for them to see a parent driven away in handcuffs..the Captain said he would welcome any more that I wanted to give.
How kind you are to think of others, you have done a terrific job with all of these. They will be adored by all that receive them and help to comfort a frightened child. Well done. Sandra.
Thank you. I have friend who is retired police for Wash. DC gov't --he was my inspiration. Him and the "Cops" tv series.
I am sure they will comfort little ones who are a little scared by uniforms. Great work. Big Hugs
you are so kind, thank you.
That is so sweet of you. You did a fantastic job and hopefully some little ones will have a less stressful experience.
That is my hope. Thank you for comment.
Must ask my son a policeman about this idea *****where do u get the wee patterns??I have NEVER made a stuffie:(:(hugs
Oh, well you need to...you are missing out on the fun!
Noah, some of the toys were free from DBC 'back when'. Some were bought designs. some were too small and I enlarged them...the polka dot bears I made by machine, the others were all ITH.
There is a facebook group that gives away several different bear patterns to use for Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) just like Awesome1 did! Search for the group "AMEA Pay It Forward/RAOK Bear Promotion"
I've never known a child that wasn't happy with a little stuffed toy. Great job! /Lillian
A toy can do wonders with a small child!
Great idea and I'm sure the children will be very comforted by them. Love Chris
I hope so--it must be scary for a small child to see a parent taken away by a uniform.
They are wonderful...what a great idea!
I see the tv show "cops" and they often give crying children a toy from their car.
What a lovely idea. Such a variety I am sure they will be hugged as you should be.
What a sweet thing to say--we all love hugs!