& Bears For Babies Begins SOON!!”
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Bears for Babies community service project begins soon to collect new
gently used stuffed animals and books.
All items collected here will remain in
Darke County to be distributed
by area First Responders to children and families during emergency
collection drive kicks
off July 2nd and
runs through July 23rd
at area donation stations around Greenville.
Bears for Babies is a new service project launched by Samantha Buchy, a
finalist in the National American Miss Pageant.
The pageant encourages community
involvement by asking each participant
to bring with them one book and one stuffed animal.
Miss Buchy, however, wanted to give
more back to her Community by expanding the project locally.
National American Miss Pageant is a pageant for “Today’s Girl” and
pageant program is based
on inner beauty, as well as poise and presentation, and offers and
“All-American spirit of fun for family and friends.”
Emphasis is placed on the importance of
gaining self-confidence, learning new skills, good attitudes about
and setting and achieving personal goals, and learning the importance
community service. The
pageant seeks to
recognize the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set
for the future.
As the host
of Books and Bears for Babies Miss Buchy has had the opportunity to
several public officials and community leaders.
“Meeting the leaders in our community
and speaking with people like the
Mayor, and Chief of Police was a little scary for me but, I am excited
helping collect special things that will help young children to be
when they are in scary situations,” said Miss. Buchy.
boxes will be available from July 2nd through July 23rd at the
locations: the City Municipal Building Main Lobby, Wayne Hospital Main
Gordon Orthodontics, Dr. Steve Stentzel, Solutions Hair and Nail, Jim
Insurance and the Flower Patch. Miss
Buchy is sponsored locally to participate in the state level
competition by the
Flower Patch, Thirty One Gifts, Solutions Hair and Nail Salon, Buchy
Service, Jim Gable Insurance, Gordon Orthodontics, Dr. Steve Stentzel,
Please consider dropping off a stuffed
animal or children’s book during July to help Books and Bears for