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We are a local Den in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We give teddy bears to children in trauma situations and lonely adults. We hold monthly meetings to enjoy the friendship of teddy bear people and plan our activities. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at the Community Center in Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana at 6:30 p.m.
Our members are ages 12 to 75 (children must have an adult sponsor). Some of our members are teddy bear collectors, some are teddy bear makers and some just love teddy bears and other stuffed animals (stuffies). You do not have to be a member to help our Den.
We have gifted over 3,500 stuffies in the past 2 years to local hospitals, CANI, the YWCA Abuse Center, Crossroads, SCAN, Phoenix Institute, The Women's Care Center, local nursing homes and the Allen County Sheriff's Department.