by Brittni Carraway
"This was our first time to order teddy bears from a Plush in a Rush. Their staff was very helpful, understanding our needs and compassionate about our charity. I ordered the bears on a Friday morning and they delivered them to Cook Children's Medical Center the same day! Our friends at Cook Children's were delighted at the variety of bears your staff helped us pick out. This was by far the best buying experience I've had.....keep up the great work!"
Steve Amburn placed his first order of plush bears with us last month for his non-profit the Cara Young Fish For Life Tournaments. Steve founded the non-profit 11 years ago in honor of his daughter, who passed away at the age of 23 after a long battle with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Spending many weeks at the Cook’s Children Medical Center during her short life, Steve wanted to pay back the hospital for the amazing care they gave his daughter, thus began the non-profit.
It started out as a fishing tournament to help raise funds for Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. For the first few years, the money was donated to Cook Children's greatest needs program, which is designed to help those families who are struggling financially. Steve and his non-profit continue to support Cook Children's by holding an annual teddy bear drive for Cook Children's Prayer Bear ministry, hosting fundraising events, and visiting the hospital to bring toys, t-shirts, and rods & reels.
Thank you Steve for doing so much good for the kids at Cook Children's and we appreciate that you chose our plush to bring smiles to their faces. We look forward to another order from you!
Steve also worked with Cook Children's to help kickoff a new food card program named, “Cara Cards”, after his daughter. This program is for the families of children who have CF and are in the hospital for testing or other issues. Their stay could be as long as 2-3 weeks. The Cara Cards are like debit cards that enable them to purchase food at several of the eateries located inside Cook Children's.