Burien’s Yarn Stash Holding Memorial Teddy Bear Drive
BTB Reader Shannon Huff sends us this note about Burien’s Yarn Stash doing a very unique fundraiser:
Last year a beloved member of our community, Laura Delker, passed away suddenly.
Laura touched so many people and as a way to honor her memory the owners of The Yarn Stash decided to start a Teddy Bear drive.
On Saturday, Feb. 14th, Bonnie & Beth, co-owners of The Yarn Stash, along with employees of Fashion Bug, started collecting new teddy bears at their store. Laura was a long time resident of Burien, an employee at Fashion Bug for many years, an avid knitter and crocheter and loved to collect teddy bears. She was always ready to help the novice knitter and spent many happy hours both visiting and helping.
The outpouring of support and donations has been amazing! Over 200 teddy bears have been collected and will be donated to Highline Medical Center to be handed out to children being treated in the ER.
â€œWe have had so much fun hosting the teddy bear picnic in Lauraâ€™s memory. We asked her husband, Bill, if you could do it annually â€“ he whole heartedly agreed! We are pleased to announce that next year starting on February 14th we will be hosting the 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Picnic! Be sure to check our website for more details.â€
Stop by and check out Lauraâ€™s Teddy Bear Picnic soon.