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Bear HUGS

The Assistance League Bear HUGS program was established in 1988. Since that time, over 11,500 Assistance League "Huggy Bears" have been distributed for the purpose of comforting children and adults in severe trauma situations. Bears are delivered through cooperating organizations such as local hospitals and fire stations.

Vision Statement: Improve lives of residents in Santa Barbara County by providing financial, educational, and social support to children and adults in need.

Mission Statement: Assistance league of Santa Barbara is a nonprofit all-volunteer organization that develops and implements programs to benefit children and adults in Santa Barbara County.

A Chapter of National Assistance League®