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2000 Event Details
Click to download the Operation Bear-Hug poster (pdf).
Before Friday, December 1, 2000 we are asking concerned citizens all over the nation to donate a small or medium teddy bear to their local child abuse agency, shelter or hospital. This should be done in your own local community by organizing a drop-off point (for example, a Target store, WalMart, etc. - you MUST first get permission from a local business owner who can help you provide storage for the bears until Dec. 1st.). Then on December 1st a local ambassador (see ambassador list - volunteer to become a local ambassador in your local town) will pick up the bears and deliver them to a predetermined donation point (hospital, shelter, etc.). Some ambassadors have even contacted their local police or fire department with plans to donate the bears to patrol officers who often meet children who have been abused or who are in a tough domestic situation.
If you already have an ambassador in your local area, please email them and ask them where the drop off point for bears is.
We need ambassadors who would like to help. If you would like to start an Operation Bear-Hug in your town please download the provided 8.5x11 poster (which can be printed out on your computer) and post these signs around businesses in your local area. If you would like to be an ambassador in your local area please email us and let us know so we can provide you with more information. Thanks.
We want to give special thanks to , our Nebraska ambassador and (our Detroit ambassador) for this exciting idea and concepts.
If you prefer not to start a local bear drive but you DO want to donate a bear for a needy child, you may mail small and medium sized bears (new please) to:
Ofc. Kevin Bass,
Bears on Patrol
Detroit Police Department - Seventh Precinct
3300 Mack Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207-2382
Office: 313 596-5720
FAX: 520 752-8273
Help comfort a hurting child today with your donated bear.
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