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Operation Teddy Care

There is probably nothing harder for a small child than being separated from a parent or someone they care about, and there is nothing as comforting as a soft, cuddly teddy bear. Children of U.S. troops make a significant sacrifice that too often is not acknowledged. Let them know you understand and care by donating a new stuffed animal or toy.

Teddy Care donations will be distributed at military family centers before a deployment or when children visit their loved ones at a military medical facility. Each “teddy bear” will be presented with an APWU “Certificate of Appreciation" for being brave and helpful while the person they love is serving in the line of duty.

Operation Teddy Care is a great way to show our appreciation throughout the year. Teddy Care has also been incorporated into our APWU Appreciation Barbeques, Operation Valentine, and Welcome Home Hero programs.