I bought this giant stuffed bear to fulfill the wishes on one of the Treehouse Clothing and Toy drive tickets. I brought the bear into the office and sat him at my cubicle until it is time to send him off to Treehouse. Beary has been a highlight for staff, receiving hugs, bringing laughter and joy to everyone in the office. He has been elected morale officer and is taking part in our day to day activities. We are considering getting another Beary and creating a time-out corner in our library for when folks need a break. While we will miss Beary when he goes to his new home, we are sending him filled with love we hope will carry over to the child who receives him.

– Annie Hetzel