Ginny Wescott (back row), with the Family Advocacy Program; Army Community Service; Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii; celebrates with winners of the Army's Child Abuse Prevention Month Poster Contest. Pictured, from left to right, are Devean Batres (Helemanu Elementary), 1st-3rd grade winner; Hailey Kahler (Helemanu Elementary), overall winner; Kelani Stewart (Helemanu Elementary), kindergarten winner; and Emily Cox (Fort Shafter Elementary School), 3rd-4th grade winner.

AEIA, Hawaii -- Teddy bears were all the rage at Pearlridge Mall, here, Saturday.

Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii, in conjunction with other organizations, including Army Community Service, collected more than 6,000 teddy bears for the 15th Annual Teddy Bear Round Up and Family Resource Fair, held in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month, or CAPM.

The event's mission was to collect new and gently used teddy bears and stuffed animals to donate to keiki.

During the event, winners of U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's 2012 annual CAPM poster contest were recognized on stage during the fair. Hailey Kahler, a kindergartener at Helemano Elementary School, took top honors.

Ending Child Abuse

USAG-HI leadership and ACS are working to eliminate child abuse in the military community. Call a victim advocate to report abuse at 624-SAFE, or 624-7233. To schedule parenting, stress relief and/or couples communication classes, call the Family Advocacy Program's Prevention and Education Team at 655-0669.

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