These photos and stories were shared by one of our awesome cashiers Laura P. You will be touched by it:
“This is Buddy, the Autism Bear. One of our regular customers at The HOPE Chest made him special for me in honor of all on the Autism spectrum. I had donated some $ to go toward material for her to make bears for a benefit. Beautiful kindhearted people like her are why I love this job. Definitely made my night! "
"The legs and arms and head are all movable and the heart on his sleeve says ‘I love someone with Autism’! Needless to say, it made me cry to receive him and the effort she went to just so she could pay it forward.”
Then later Laura posted:
“Here is a picture of me with Judi Albright, who made an Autism Bear for me because i donated $ for materials so she can continue making her custom bears for a benefit. What a sweetheart of a lady! I will cherish "Buddy" forever!”
The HOPE Chest loves our customers and our employees and stories of HOPE being shared to one another!!!
Dave Craig, Executive Director, Alice Craig, Office Manager, Sue Kerr, Director of Marketing, Rhonda Greene, Hope Cupboard and the rest of our great staff and volunteers here at The HOPE Chest