(Joplin, MO) – Teddy bears will soon fill the windows of HuHot Mongolian Grill in Joplin, Missouri — but not your traditional stuffed animal. Throughout the month of December, Joplin community members can purchase paper teddy bears to support Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri. The bears will be hung in the window and matched dollar-for-dollar by HuHot Joplin. To say “thank you,” HuHot is gifting each donor of $5.00 or more a coupon for a buy one, get one free Grill Meal during their net visit.
Additionally, HuHot is collecting donations for Children’s Center. The following items are welcomed: colored pencils, adult coloring books, colored fine tip markers, and journals.
Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri is committed to serving local child abuse victims and their families by providing a safe place for victims to find hope and healing. As a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center, Children’s Center provides three critical direct services for child abuse victims: Forensic Interviews, Sexual Assault Forensic Exams/Child at Risk Exams, and Trauma Focused Therapy. The trauma-focused clinical therapy program provides a variety of delivery methods to give children the coping skills to reframe their trauma and power to overcome the abuse. Children’s Center serves more than 1,200 child abuse victims in southwest Missouri each year.
Brandon Viley, General Manager