Stream Companies has had the privilege of donating to Bears for Smiles for the third consecutive year. We were thrilled to participate on Thursday and wanted to share more about Bears for Smiles and our Build-a-Bears!
In 2007, Kayla Danzi was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). After years of difficult inpatient and outpatient care, Kayla's treatment ended in October 2009! Understanding what it was like to spend the holidays at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Kayla and her two siblings, Ava and Shawn, came up with the idea to donate teddy bears to children at CHOP.
Since 2009, Bears for Smiles has donated hundreds of Build-a-Bears and hundreds of dollars in Build-a-Bear gift cards.
This year a total of 320 went to CHOP, 21 of which were selected, stuffed, bathed and dressed by Stream Team members! Much thanks to Jamie, Amanda, Marisa, Eric, Patty, Brittanie and Hollie!!