Hugs would like to thank the students of Kristin Lacy’s class and those of the other Kindergarten and 1st grade classes for their support of Hugs Across America and it’s effort to bring teddy bears to children in crisis. Kristin and her classes have collected new, 9” to 14” teddies for the past 10 years to donate to Hugs and children in traumatic circumstances. Never less than 75 bears and often more than 150 have been donated yearly. Her class enjoys the project of collecting and tagging the teddies with messages of hope and comfort. Even at this young age children want to help others and feel very good about their community service. Hugs thanks you and so do those who benefit from your kindness.