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 through the month of April.
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” and Bartells will donate a second bear to the campaign.
During last year’s drive, more than 19,000 bears were delivered thanks to this incredible cause, a 90% increase in bears donated from the previous year’s campaign.