Steve Dawkins and his wife Marcy took over the Hug A Bear project in late 1999 as co-chairs. When Marcy passed away Steve took over as chair of the Hug A Bears and continued on. Steve has carried on for a total of twenty-one year’s producing thousands of Bears. During this pandemic the group hasn’t been able to meet to make Bears. At this time Steve has concluded that it is time for him to give up being the chair of the group. He will continue to help as much as he can as the group moves forward. The total number of Bears that the group has produced under Steve leadership has been 50,406. At this time all of us in pioneering wish to say Thank You Steve for your dedication.
HUG A BEARS DELIVERED IN THE OMAHA METRO TO:
PROJECT HARMONY, THEY ALSO WORK ALONG SIDE OF THE BOYSTOWN BEHAVORIAL UNIT.
BERGAN MERCY HOSPITAL AND CHILDRENS GROUP
RAINBOW HOUSE WHICH WORKS ALONG SIDE WITH METHODIST HOSPITAL
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT.
OMAHA POLICE DEPT
FIRE DEPT # 43 AND # 44
BENNINTON FIRE AND RESCUE DEPT
MADONNA BURN CENTER
VILLAGE POINT CHILDRENS CARE
DR. BILL RUCKER FAMILY ENRICHMENT
OPEN DOOR MISSION
EPS BATTERED WOMEN CENTER
AS OF NOVEMBER 3, 2020, THE GROUP HAS MADE AND DELIVERED 50,406 BEARS SINCE DECEMBER OF 1999.
From all of the officers past and present of the Heartland Pioneers and everyone that has worked with the group making Hug A Bears we say Thank You Steve Dawkins
Posted by the Webmaster from President Bob Wolkins