Girls make teddy bears for police officers

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Some girls with a Greensboro, North Carolina church youth group have donated dozens of teddy bears to police that will ultimately go to children in need.

There are so many things these young girls could've been doing on their Saturday night

But instead they were spending time and money for a good cause.

"It's important to show people how much we care,” one girl said.

These are just some of the youth members with Oak Ridge United Methodist Church.

And on this girls' night out they’re handing out these bears.

Allison Abrams, with the church, said, "I like that I learned that giving back to the community can be fun if you do it in the right way and have the right people around you."

Each girl spent their own money buying and creating one of these a build-a-bears.

Then, they gave them to the Greensboro Police Department.

One of the girls said, "A really big part of our church is to give back to the community so that's one of my favorite parts of our church."

The department plans to donate the bears to kids who they interact with while out on the job -- kids who are less fortunate or children who go through a traumatic event.

These girls know someone in need will take good care of these bears.

"It makes me feel really good because I love him and I've only known him for a couple of hours but I hope that they love him for the rest of their life."

The church's youth minster hopes the girls will aim to impact their community daily.

Erin Betlej, the youth director at the church, said, "Service and outreach and caring and loving their community becomes a part of their everyday life."