The Books and Beasties program run by Marshalltown woman Ellen Harbaugh has seen supplies of one of its staples dwindle lately. The beasties - or Stuffed Animals that are paired with books to give out to area children - are running low.
A local organization has teamed with the Lee County Sheriff's Office to comfort children involved in traumatic situations. The Island Coast AIDS Network recently donated seven boxes of teddy bears and other Stuffed Animals to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.
Missy Stover said there were "smiles all around" on a cancer treatment floor at Children's Mercy Hospital on Wednesday, when Joplin firefighters distributed some of the hundreds of Stuffed Animals that were donated in memory of Kara Richardson.
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