Spokane, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/23/2015 -- American Van Service, the most prominent of Spokane Movers, participated in December's annual Christmas Teddy Bear toss. Transporting over 8,000 donated Teddy Bears, proved to be the most productive year so far.
Affectionately dubbed the Teddy Bear Queen, one of Fern Swecker's favorite jobs at the Christmas Bureau is sorting more than 6,000 teddy bears and stuffed animals that will be snuggled and hugged by children and adults alike, thanks to fans who tossed them on the ice at the Spokane Chiefs Teddy Bear Toss game last month.
Extra-large animals, the ones big enough to engulf a 7-year-old in fuzzy comfort, go to the toy room where they sit among dolls and cars, balls and art supplies, keyboards and scooters. Small stuffed toys are slotted for the adult-only families who come for a food voucher.
The Christmas Bureau gives toys, books and food vouchers to about 9,000 needy families that have an average reported monthly income of less than $1,300. While hockey fans help with stuffed toys, the rest of the gifts given for more than 15,000 area children are possible only because Spokane residents, businesses and social groups send donations.
American Van Service donated one of their 26' trucks to store and transport over 8000 donated stuffed animals for this year's collection at the Spokane arena on Saturday night December 13 as the Spokane Chiefs pulled off another hockey win for the season.
All Stuffed animals were taken out to the Spokane Fairgrounds and distributed to families on Monday at noon so that area kids had something new for Xmas.
About American Van Service
American Van Service is one of the area's most prominent Spokane Moving Companies. As Allied Van Line's agent for Moving Companies Spokane WA and covering most of eastern Washington, American Van Service has been helping families, neighbors, and co-workers for over 55 years and is thus one of the best Movers Spokane.
Few movers can rely, month in and month out, on repeat business, but American Van Service does. Because they're committed to customer care. Secondly, after 55 years in business, we know that our customers are likely to need us again in the future. Whether you need a mover again in 5, 15, or 50 years from now, you know we're going to be here for you.
After 55 years, we've got this moving and storage process down pat. We know the best way to move your possessions, insuring that they get to their destination in one piece. That's one reason that you're going to be hard pressed to find better prices.
American Van Service
7704 W. Geiger Blvd
Spokane WA 99224