When Ryleigh Jane was planning her birthday party, she decided she wanted her friends to bring teddy bears as gifts for a local charity. The idea was created when mom and dad had a meeting at Kid’s Hub Child Advocacy Center, and they didn’t have a babysitter.
“She got a tour of the facility while we were in the meeting,” said Janice Touchstone, mom. “When we left, she kept talking about the teddy bear room and how good it was for scared or sad kids.”
The teddy bear room is an area that houses new stuffed animals donated to the center for every child who enters the building.
“We serve children involved in allegations of abuse by providing them a place to be heard, supported and protected,” said DiDi Ellis, Kids Hub Director. …