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:


Number of Stuffed Animals Donated:    330,000 +

Number of Hospitals Visited:                100 +


Our Goal:

With chapters established throughout the United States, Operation Noah is continuing to expand our efforts to comfort children in need. We now provide stuffed animals and support for children in respite, end-of-life care, and during their wish trips. Please visit our Facebook page to find out more!

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