Thought I would share with you what happens after the stuffed animals are washed and get their prayer tags added. We sort and bag them by extra large, large, medium, small and mini size. Anything fish related are bagged for The annual Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival booth in September. Beanie Baby size are bagged for Urbana Trick or Treat night and would we would like to add West Liberty Trick or Treat night this year. The mini size are for Samaritan Purse Christmas boxes. We have a church that gets several hundred for their Christmas ministry in Kentucky or Tennessee and the Tribe motorcycle group who have a Sidney parade ministry. The Teddy Bear Lady passed out stuffed animals at the West Liberty Christmas parade and would like to add a Christmas parade this year at North Lewisburg where she grew up. She also gives them away as free game prizes at the West Liberty Labor Day Festival. We have folks who contact us for other ministry giveaways as well, such as festivals, nursing homes, schools etc. The more new or gently loved stuffed animals we get the more we can give away! We are working on breaking the highest yearly donation record set in 2011 of 4, 348!
Rev. Tami Wenger
Striving to follow Jesus' example of helping others.