We offer a huge round of applause to our friends at the Volunteer Center for their great work organizing “Operation Teddy Bear!”


A local organization helped pack and deliver 5,600 back packs across South Bay’s first graders who are in need of a little helping hand.

“Operation Teddy Bear” is a literacy program that helps 5,600 disadvantaged first-graders by providing them with backpacks full of supplies they might not get otherwise.

The program is funded entirely by donations from corporations, foundations and individuals. Each backpack includes items such as reading books, flash cards, pencils, coloring books and crayons, a toothbrush and, of course, a teddy bear.

Additional supplies are given to teachers to use in the classrooms.

Organized locally with the Volunteer Center, many Torrance and South Bay businesses and clubs donated their time to help pack the backpacks.

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