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2000 Teddy Bears Given to Kentucky Foster Children

Kentucky is showing it has a big heart. The state plans to give out more than 2,000 teddy bears to foster kids. All of the bears are handmade.
They’ve been sewn by inmates throughout the state as part of a program to teach empathy to prisoners.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says it has more than 8,000 kids who have been separated from their birth parents. They hope the bears will offer comfort to kids who often have so little of their own.

Two Rivers Service Region Administrator (SRA) Joey Minor, whose region includes Daviess county and the Owensboro area, said the bears will make a great impact on many grateful children, though the success may be hard to immediately see.

Families interested in fostering can log on to Department for Community Based Services for more information or call 800-232-KIDS to request an information packet.

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