CLEARFIELD -- Bank of American Fork is sponsoring the 14th annual Project Teddy Bear, a stuffed-animal drive that benefits at-risk children at the Family Connection Center in Clearfield.
Teddy bears are given to children during times of trauma and to aid in play therapy sessions.
Last year, the bank -- with the help of employees, customers and community members -- collected 8,234 stuffed animals. This year's goal is 9,000 stuffed animals, which will allow every child served at the four family-support centers to receive one.
"We are fortunate to have so many people who care in the communities we serve and thank them for their past participation. We are asking those in our communities to help Bank of American Fork meet its goal of collecting 9,000 teddy bears," said Richard Beard, Bank of American Fork president and CEO. "We want a teddy bear in the arms of every child who needs one."
To donate to Project Teddy Bear, drop off a new or clean, gently used stuffed animal to any of Bank of American Fork's 14 locations throughout Salt Lake, Utah, Davis and Washington counties through Dec. 16. The bank has a branch in Layton.