In the spirit of giving, Holly Hill Childcare and Learning Center of Orange has been very busy this holiday season collecting teddy bears and other stuffed animals for the 19th annual “Teddy Bears with Love” drive.
Thanks to the generosity of the students of Holly Hill, their parents, our staff, and Ann Marie & Jim’s Cleaning Service, 91 stuffed animals were collected. A lovely Bethany woman whose real name is Candy Cain (no, I am not kidding!) hand crocheted 4 beautiful bears for our drive! All of these bears will be given to children to snuggle with in Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital this holiday season.
This project is the brain-child of the Fairfield University Student Alumni and since its inception nineteen years ago, the “Teddy Bear with Love” drive has put smiles on the faces of thousands of children in area hospitals and facilities. We hope this helps make their holidays bright!
Some students at Holly Hill Childcare along with Pre-School teacher Kristen Bean (far left), Assistant Director Debbie Fedorko (left), Head Infant teacher Paula Curry (seated, center), Pre-School teacher Barb DeRosa (right) and Head Toddler Two teacher Patty Bocco (far right). Holly Hill has been a part of this wonderful teddy bear drive since it opened its doors in 2010.