Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

I made a journey to Jerusalem, Israel in October 2016 for Sukkot.  While there I made a visit to the Wailing Wall to add prayers in the wall.  Some of those prayers were for our deployed military.  Know that you are never far from my mind and always in my heart.  May God bless you and keep you safe.  Thank you for your service to our country.  

Wailing Wall   Jerusalem, Israel

The American Fallen Soldiers Project

CPT Daniel Eggers served as a detachment commander in the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) in the US Army.  He was killed in action in Afghanistan during his second tour of duty.  A base in Afghanistan was renamed Camp Eggers in CPT Eggers honor.

 The American Fallen Soldiers Project luncheon and portrait presentation to his family was held February 11, 2016 at the Harborside Event Center in Ft. Myers. FL.  Thank you Eggers family for your long history of military service.  Our prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.  Teddy Bears for the Troops presented Daniels' mother with a remembrance bear.  

4th of July parade news Naples, FL

Teddy Bears for the Troops participated in the July 4th parade handing out toy soldiers to 1500 people.  Each person was asked to pray daily for the safety of our military members.  

Southwest Florida NAPA


Southwest Florida NAPA Auto Care Centers is adding to their Veterans Day tribute this year by sponsoring 40 Teddy Bears to be given to deployed military through Teddy Bears for the Troops, Inc. They are also inviting the public to contribute toward sending more teddy bears to our deployed military by visiting any of their seven Naples, North Naples or Bonita Springs locations which are serving as collection sites, where any size donation is encouraged for this cause.  To locate one of the seven (7) Teddy Bear donation collection sites, visit: http://swflnapaautocare.com/shop-locations.

The elite group of auto repair businesses that make up the Southwest Florida NAPA Auto Care Centers meet regularly with a focus on business development and are planning other charity-based events and community contributions.



US Army MP's in Romania receive care packages

In February 2014, 48 Army MPs from Ft. Bliss, TX deployed to Romania.  Within 2 months their names were given to us for care packages.  In addition to a bear, each person received cookies, candy, toiletries and decks of cards.    The excitement on their faces was enough to encourage us in the home office to send care packages to more deployed military.  

US Air Force Firefighters in Post Earthquake Haiti

US Air Force firefighters deployed to Haiti immediately after the earthquake in 2010 were sent a pallet of supplies from citizens of Naples, Florida.  DHL was kind enough to ship the pallet for free.  Included in the shipment were personal hygiene supplies, medical supplies, bedding and 85 teddy bears.  The airmen gave all bears to the mercy ship to be distributed to the injured children.  Several of the airmen told me, "The children were so excited to receive a bear that they could keep.  They had lost everything so this was their only possession."   The bedding was given to the 23 Haitians our troops were training to be firefighters.  Thank you USAF firefighters for all you do!

We are all extremely grateful

My team and myself are all extremely grateful to you and your team for the extraordinary bears you have sent to us.  The fact that they are all blessed makes them that much more special.  

Please let all the people know that their blessings are very much appreciated and our prayers are with them as well.  People like yourself and the church make all of us feel a sense of accomplishment as well as importance.  It;s great to know that there are people like you out there.  Thank you for all your do.  God Bless you!

Cpl. Juan Pineros   USMC
Team Rhino Detachment 3  Team 3