Chapter 913 and Chapter 1119 presented a donation of stuffed animals to the Junior Auxiliary of Taney County’s (JATC) ‘Tender Critters’ program in Branson, MO.
Recipients of the stuffed critters are children who are patients at the emergency rooms at Cox Hospital.
In addition to receiving donations from organizations such as Chapters 913 and 1119, JATC holds an annual stuffed animal drive. This February, JATC received 400 stuffed animals from the community.
Other organizations who participated include local chapters of the American Legion and Daughters of the American Revolution. Along with Chapters 913 and 1119, they donated 150 stuffed animals in total.
Last year, JATC distributed 1800 Tender Critters to children in the ER. They are on track to exceed that amount this year with over 1100 stuffed animals already delivered.