Teddy Bear Program

The Austin Junior Forum teddy bear program provides teddy bears & Dalmatians for local public safety agencies to give to children involved in traumatic events. These stuffed animals provide comfort and something tangible to hold during times of crisis. In recent years, more than 5,000 children have been involved in crisis situations, and the numbers continue to rise with the growth of our city. Austin’s public safety agencies have relied on AJF to provide these stuffed animals for more than 35 years.