Tiny Hands Foundation Introduces
“The Teddy Bear Brigade”
Aims to Provide Teddy Bears for Every Sarasota and Bradenton Police Department Patrol Car to be Given Out to Comfort Children in Distress.
SARASOTA, FL, October 2014 – The Tiny Hands Foundation has announced their goal to donate at least 300 new teddy bears to the Sarasota and Bradenton Police Departments. These ‘Teddy Bear Deputies’ will ride with our police officers and will be given out to help comfort children they encounter that may be in distress.
We hope you will consider participating in The Teddy Bear Brigade. Just $5 (or $10 for 2!) provides a brand new comfort bear for a child that may be involved in a traumatic situation.
There are 2 Ways You Can Help:
1) Donate a Teddy Bear or 2: Donate online quickly and easily by PayPal or credit card.
($5 or $10)
2) Drop off a Teddy Bear or 2: Now through November 1st, The Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota, 3100 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota FL. 34237 will be accepting new Teddy Bear Donations on our behalf.
Presentation Ceremony: Sarasota Chief of Police Bernadette A. Dipino will accept more than 200 Deputy Teddy Bears who will “report for duty” on Tuesday November 4, 2014 at 3pm EST.
What: Sarasota Police Department Teddy Bear Presentation Ceremony
Where: Sarasota Police Station, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL 34237
When: Tuesday November 4, 2014 at 3pm EST
Who: All interested press, organization volunteers, community members
About the Tiny Hands Foundation
Started by Sarasota businessman and philanthropist Rod Khleif, since 2001 the Tiny Hands Foundation, along with the assistance of hundreds of community friends, donors, sponsors, and volunteers has led charitable initiatives benefiting over 25,000 underprivileged children and families throughout Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto counties.
The Tiny Hands Foundation’s core mission is to improve the quality of impoverished children’s lives within our area. We believe in fostering an exchange of generosity and gratitude between the fortunate in our community and those who are in need.
Media contact: Ron Trytek
Tiny Hands Foundation
Direct phone: 941‐704‐8379
Since 2001 the Tiny Hands Foundation, along with the assistance of hundreds of friends, donors, and volunteers has prepared and delivered Holiday Gift Baskets filled with food and Christmas toys to over 20,000 underprivileged children and families throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. A 501c3 charity started in 2007 by Mr. Rod Khleif, a Sarasota-based real estate philanthropist, Tiny Hands has helped over 20,000 children deal with the hardship of poverty.