• Leyden graduates Michelle Fritz and Carleen Deegan started Give a Teddy a Heart with the mission to collect Teddy Bears and other stuffed animals to deliver to hospitalized children.  Our mission has expanded.  Since toys are at the heart of every good childhood, the Give a Teddy a Heart Club is dedicated to helping children cope with difficult childhoods such as their own personal illness or disability or problems with their parents.  We raise money to purchase toys and collect donations of toys so that we can bring them to children when we visit them at hospitals, shelters or other facilities.    

  • We will meet once a month.  Please listen to announcements or check your email for dates, times and locations.

  • Send an email to jegagliardi@leyden212.org to let Ms. Gagliardi know you would like to join. 

  • English Teacher and Access Advisor Jeanette Gagliardi is the sponsor of Give a Teddy a Heart.