A Program of the Shapira Foundation

“I wanted to write you briefly to let you know that the stuffed animals you granted to us have been very helpful this week as we had the opportunity to use them much sooner than we imagined.  Recently there was a bus crash involving multiple fatalities including a teacher, students, and parents while on a band trip.

Our unit was on scene with them, at the reunification center and meeting with students and faculty debriefing the tragedy for multiple days.  When we offered for students to hold the stuffed animals while they discussed this traumatic event, they immediately embraced them.  It made such a huge difference and will continue to as they begin their healing journey.

Thank you again for what you do.  It matters.”

– Eric