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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: "Improving Lives in the greater Santa Barbara Area"

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

A Chapter of National Assistance League®