By Ginny Wescott; Army Community Service; Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-HawaiiApril 20, 2012
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.