Wanted: teddy bears
KLSY-FM (92.5) is seeking donations for its ninth annual "Teddy Bear Patrol" campaign. All teddy bears donated will be given to emergency response teams and caregiver organizations across Western Washington.
Founded in 1988, the KLSY Teddy Bear Patrol's mission is to provide relief to children who experience traumatic situations such as traffic accidents, medical emergencies, fires, floods, child abuse, or domestic violence. KLSY has collected more than 80,000 teddy bears since the patrol's inception.
"A teddy bear helps to lessen a child's fear," said Gary J. Robb, vice president and general manager of KLSY. "Our goal for 1996 is for every police car, fire truck, and ambulance in Western Washington to be equipped with a teddy bear at all times."
Individuals wishing to donate to the KLSY "Teddy Bear Patrol" campaign should send $6 per teddy bear (tax deductible), or a new teddy bear (10 inches or smaller) to: KLSY Teddy Bear Patrol, 12011 NE 1st St., Suite 206, Bellevue, WA 98005.
Teddy bears may also be delivered to any participating Western Washington Toyota Dealer, IKEA, Bruegger's Bagel Bakery, Bartell Drug Store, Larry's Market, or Incredible Universe, and the Washington State Parent Teacher Association.
Any Western Washington caregiver organization may request a teddy bear for a child in need by calling KLSY at (206) 454-1540. Federal Express will deliver the teddy bear free of charge.
The KLSY "Teddy Bear Patrol" campaign runs through March 8, 1996. Donations are accepted year-round. For more information, call (206) 454-1540.