Primary children from the El Paso 5th Ward, El Paso Texas Mount Franklin Stake, provided a Christmas activity for 89 hearing impaired children in their community Dec. 14.
The Primary children collected 95 teddy bears from ward members and, during a Primary activity day, attached a candy cane and a bag of candy to each bear.
The bears were distributed at a local mall by a Santa who knew sign language and could understand the hearing impaired children's Christmas wishes.
Students from the School for the Deaf in El Paso, ranging in age from preschool to 6th grade, were taken by buses to the mall for the event.
"The children were all so appreciative," said Anne Pratt of the stake's public affairs committee. "Even though there were teddy bears that were all different sizes, none of them complained that they wanted something other than what they were given."