Teddy bears support Legion programs

Vermont Teddy Bear Company – the nation’s top producer of handcrafted teddy bears – is showing its patriotic colors with the introduction of limited-edition bears to support The American Legion. See and order the bears here.

The teddy bears feature the Legion emblem on a white T-shirt and uniform cap; the cap can be personalized with a city, state, district, department, post or name of choice. The teddy bears make a thoughtful gift for a veteran or a meaningful keepsake for any Legion member or supporter.

Vermont Teddy Bear has also designed a line of  bears representing all five branches of the military, as well as a camouflage bear.

“We are proud to support The American Legion with our specially designed, military-themed bears,” said Bill Shouldice, CEO of Vermont Teddy Bear Company. “Our bears have been handmade right here in the USA for more than 30 years, and now we are honored to support the nation’s largest veterans organization focused on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities.”

Twenty percent of proceeds from sales of all the available bears will be donated to the Legion to help fulfill its commitment to assist those who have served and those currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and to promote patriotic values in communities everywhere.

“The American Legion has a broad range of programs for America's children, veterans and military families and we welcome the support of Vermont Teddy Bear,” National Commander Mike Helm said. “Each purchase of these wonderfully crafted bears directly supports American Legion programs, providing the necessary resources to continue our devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.”

The specially designed bears are only available through Dec. 24, 2015. They can be ordered online by visiting www.VermontTeddyBear.com/Legion or by calling toll-free 1-800-829-BEAR (2327).