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The mission of the Stepping Stone Foundation is to enrich the lives of seriously ill and developmentally challenged children through the interaction with student volunteers who plan and provide educational and recreational activities and the distribution of Teddy Bears to participating hospitals and agencies.
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Thanks to your support for over twenty years, the Stepping Stone Foundation has distributed over 200,000 Teddy Bears to seriously ill and developmentally challenged children throughout the Chicagoland area. Although this program is ongoing throughout the year, receiving a Teddy Bear during the holiday season can provide an extra sense of warmth and security to a child during this time away from family and friends.
Stepping Stone continues its interactive partnership with The Center for Enriched Living. On a quarterly basis, several CEL members (developmentally challenged individuals) join Stepping Stone volunteers in our efforts to sort, pack and ship out Teddy Bears to area hospitals. Because of this joint activity, Stepping Stone has been able to provide more "tangible hugs" and smiles than ever before!! And the beat goes on, thanks to CEL.
Stepping Stone is on the verge of announcing a new and exciting partnership that will bring art activities on a weekly bases to numerous sites. Stay tuned for the "official" announcement.
Following are several of the heartwarming "thanks" that Stepping Stone received during the past year...
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Shriners Hospital for Children Chicago
Dear Carol and our Friends at Stepping Stone,
We received the wonderful cuddly teddy bear you recently donated to us in memory of our very own Stacy Fogel's grandfather, Al Goldstein. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
The children always remember the bear they received when they were admitted to the hospital and these are absolutely adorable. We appreciate you thinking of the children.
Stepping Stone Foundation enriches the lives of seriously ill and developmentally challenged children through generous donors like you!
You help provide tangible hugs, as well as educational and recreational activities. Please make a gift today! Click here download a PDF form to mail in your donation.