People’s City Mission gets Valentine’s Day gifts

Lexington honors deceased resident with teddy bears for children

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Valentine’s Day is a day for expressing love and affection, and The Lexington, an assisted living facility in Lincoln, donated dozens of teddy bears to children at People’s City Mission.

The Lexington wanted to honor a deceased former resident. Eldonna Raybyurn, director of marketing at the Lexington, explained that the resident was someone who loved teddy bears and making people smile, and the staff wanted to convey that spirit.

The children of the mission were delighted when they saw all the teddy bears laid out on tables. There was joy and love as the children picked up their bear and gave it a big hug.

Rayburn said: “It’s hard to describe the emotion you feel when you see a child or a mother of children choosing a bear which they consider to be something very comforting and a very loving gesture. It is a very humbling experience and a very loving experience to see this happen.

The Lexington also provided Valentine’s Day snacks and candy for the children.

But, they weren’t the only ones giving gifts today. The fifth-grade class from Ruth Hill Elementary brought a box of socks for people staying at the mission, on the socks was a note that read “You are a ‘foot’ above the rest.”

Pastor Tom of the mission was very grateful and said that the people of the mission will appreciate all these gifts.


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