Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Operation Hug-A-Hero Helps Military Kids Who Are Missing Mom or Dad

Operation Hug-A-Hero, has come up with a creative way to help the children of service men and women to cope with the stress of missing Mom or Dad.

OHAH, in cooperation with the military family support organization Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, have developed a huggable stuffed doll silk-screened with the image of the absent military parent. The dolls serve as a soft, tangible reminder of their "hero" in service and are intended to help young children better cope with the emotions of having an estranged parent far away.

Organizers say a donation of $25 covers the cost of providing one child with a doll, and the OHAH website is filled with greatful testimonials from doll recipients and the adults who care for them.

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