Emergency responders and hospitals often give out free teddy bears to children involved in an emergency or frightening situation. Throughout the month of March, all Bartell Drugs stores are collecting new and gently-used bears and money for the annual Warm 106.9 FM "Teddy Bear Patrol" campaign.
This program puts teddy bears in the hands of community police and fire departments, hospitals, social service agencies and emergency response teams so that they may give bears to children involved in stressful situations.
To donate, purchase the Bartell Teddy Bear for $7 (Bartell Drugs will then donate a second bear to the campaign); donate money toward the purchase of bears; or donate new or gently-used bears that are under 12 inches long. To learn more about this campaign, visit the Warm 106.9 FM web site.