Donation to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is being made possible through the generosity of Patty Settimo. Donation will be made on August 7, 2020
APEX, NC – Chaney’s Champions, a 501C3 non-profit based in Apex, NC, announces a donation of an additional 75 GUND Chaney Bears to the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office. Chaney’s Champions started a partnership with the agency in November 2019 with an initial donation of 100 teddy bears. The additional donation is being made possible through a generous gift from Patty Settimo.
When asked her why she wanted to give to Chaney’s Champions, Ms. Settimo said. “These are in memory of my father, a Peace Officer for 35 years. Lt Det Richard J Scott. He was all about being a positive citizen in your community, and giving back to those in need. I’m honored to be able to do this in my surrounding communities. The positive impact and comfort the bears give to local children is a gift to me, and I’m sure my Dad would be happy. I’ve seen letters from firemen and police officers that gave a bear to a child in need, and they’ve brought tears to my eyes. This little gesture to a child that just lost everything in a fire is a beacon of hope to that child. Thank you for all that you’re doing with these in your nephews name. It’s wonderful and I’m so happy I can be a tiny part of that.”
Chaney’s Champions was formed in 2017 and has, or is planning to give, more than 2,000 teddy bears to organizations that may encounter children in crisis situations. To fulfill its mission, Chaney’s Champions depends on the generous financial support of family, friends, & members of the surrounding community. More information about how to support Chaney’s Champions may be found at http://www.chaneyschampions.org
About Chaney’s Champions – Chaney’s Champions is a 501C3 non-profit located in Apex, NC. Founded in 2017, Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran, who passed away suddenly at 10 weeks old as a result of SIDS. Its mission involves paying it forward through random acts of kindness. The organization is currently focusing its work on donating teddy bears to area law enforcement agencies. The “Chaney Bears” are used to help bring comfort to children in need and provide opportunities to pay kindness forward, which embodies the mission of Chaney’s Champions to #ChampionOn with small tokens of kindness. To fulfill its mission, Chaney’s Champions depends on the generous financial support from family, friends, & members of the community. More information about Chaney’s Champions may be found at http://www.chaneyschampions.org