About Operation Noah
What It Is & How It Started:
Operation Noah is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that Dennis Fries, a teenager from Chandler, Arizona, created when he was only thirteen-years-old. While undergoing medical testing, Dennis discovered the need for something to comfort young patients in the hospital. Nothing comforts children more than a soft, cuddly stuffed animal. With this in mind, Dennis made a promise that no child would have to undergo a hospital visit without a new little friend by their side.
Where We Are Now:
After Operation Noah began in August of 2004, it was an immediate success. What we thought would have been a small scale stuffed animal drive boomed into a nation-wide sensation. The following statistics show the achievements we have made in such a short period of time:
Number of Stuffed Animals Donated: 50,000 +
Number of Hospitals Visited: 80 +
Number of States Visited: 22 + Washington D.C.
Operation Noah’s mission is to expand and set up at least one chapter in each state throughout the nation because there are hospitalized children everywhere and the need for comfort will never end. Operation Noah has donated stuffed animals in the following states, shown by the map below. Can you help us reach our goal by filling in the empty states?