Growing up, many of us can remember fond memories of playing with our favorite toy. For a child, toys not only bring us joy but comfort. Sadly, when a natural disaster strikes this can damage a family’s home and all their belongings. While Parents are busy trying to figure out how to make a bad situation better for their family, children are left confused and scared. This is why one little girl's actions meant a lot to so many.

Palm Beach County second grader Sophie Carlson-Perry, saw how much damage hurricane Maria had done to Puerto Rico and said, “What about the babies? What are they going to do?” It was her compassionate mentality which led her to collect stuffed animals from the students and teachers at her school, Hidden Oaks Elementary. Her Bears for Babies toy drive brought in dozens of toys for the children or Puerto Rico. Sophie says she hopes the children will know they are loved when they receive the bears; “not just by their parents, but other people they don’t even know.”

Her bears were delivered to each student at Escuela Segunda Admirante before Christmas. Their joy was very apparent and their families were also very grateful. We applaud Sophia for her selfless efforts in making a difference in other’s lives. We at Florida Peninsula also see the importance of teddy bears and will be celebrating National Teddy Bear Day on September 9th.


At Florida Peninsula Insurance Company, our number one priority is the safety of you and your family. As such, we provide our insureds with a coverage rich policy, as well as offer flood protection while partnering with insurance professionals throughout the State who can ensure you have the coverage you need. To learn more about Florida Peninsula, please contact us at (877) 229-2244 or visit the Get a Quote section on our website.