April is Teddy Bear Patrol Month!

Bartell Drugs is helping to give “bear hugs” to children in stressful or traumatic situations as the Puget Sound area drugstore chain teams up again with Warm 106.9 FM in the annual “Teddy Bear Patrol” campaign, April 2 through 29.

The annual drive puts teddy bears in the hands of community police departments, hospitals and emergency response teams so they may give the bears to children involved in challenging situations. With a more than 125-year history in the Northwest, Bartell Drugs’ 63 stores in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties are designated locations for teddy bear donations. Purchase an official “Bartell Bear” for $8.00 and Bartells will donate a second bear to the campaign.

During last year’s drive, more than 10,000 bears were donated for this incredible cause, a 38% increase in bears donated from the previous year’s campaign.

In addition to store-wide collection efforts, Bartells and Warm 106.9 have teamed up for two special collection events at Bartell locations with the station’s on-air personalities and fire and police personnel (subject to availability) on hand to personally accept donations for the drive.

Two special collection events are scheduled:

  • Saturday, April 15 – Edmonds Bartell Drugs, 23028 100th Ave., West, Edmonds, Noon to 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 22 – Issaquah Bartell Drugs, 5700 East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE, Issaquah,
    1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bears will be accepted in all Bartell Drugs locations through April 29. No bears over 12” in length, please.

For more information on the program and other nearby Bartell Drugs locations, visit www.bartelldrugs.com