Philanthropic Programs

Operation Bear Hug

Operation Bear Hug provides about 700 stuffed cuddly bears annually to comfort children in crisis situations.

Bears are distributed through the Omaha Police Department, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, UNMC Pediatric Clinic, Heartland Family Services, Project Harmony, Bellevue Medical Center, Ted E. Bear Hollow, CHI Bergan Mercy Hospital, EMS Omaha Fire Fighters, Methodist Women’s Hospital, Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office and the Papillion Police Department.  The Women's Center for Advancement is joining the partner agencies in 2017-2018.

Matte Hoppe , Development Director of the Women's Center for Advancement with member Linda Larson.

With a bear I feel safer.

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