Student Collects Stuffed Animals for Abused Children
Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 [9:34 AM]
LWC sophomore Sydney Bird of Louisville, Ky.,
sits among more than 200 stuffed
animals she and other LWC Bonner leaders helped collect for the
Children's Advocacy Center.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- A Lindsey Wilson College
student has made a traumatic experience a little less trying for
Lindsey Wilson student Sydney Bird of Louisville, Ky., recently
led a drive that collected stuffed animals for the Lake
Cumberland Children's Advocacy Center. The drive collected more
than 200 stuffed animals from LWC students, faculty and staff.
The Lake Cumberland Children's Advocacy Center will give the
stuffed animals to children who are brought to the center in
Jamestown, Ky. The center is a place for children who are alleged
victims of sexual abuse to go for medical attention and counseling.
It's also where law enforcement, child protection and mental health
representatives collaborate on child sexual abuse cases.
Every child taken to the center receives a t-shirt and a stuffed
animal to make the process of working with authorities easier and
The center recently found itself in desperate need of stuffed
animals to give to alleged victims. So Bird, who is an LWC Bonner leader, stepped in to help.
"I really wanted to do a stuffed animal drive for the Lake
Cumberland Children's Advocacy Center," Bird said. "We collected
more than 200 stuffed animals from other students and some faculty
and staff here at the college."
Bird was thrilled with the response of the Lindsey Wilson
"It's amazing," she said. "They (Lake Cumberland
Children's Advocacy Center) were really short on toys and stuffed
animals, and I'm so glad people came together to make this happen
for the children of the region."