Join the Teddy Bear Patrol and help a child!
Sometimes the smallest act of kindness can have a big impact. That’s the underlying goal of the Teddy Bear Patrol community promotion on KOSI 101.1 FM this summer.
When first responders arrive on the scene of an emergency in which a child is involved, it can be a traumatic event for that child. If the first responder could go to the trunk of his or her vehicle and hand that child a teddy bear to ease his or her anxiety, it would go a long way.
You can help.
KOSI 101.1 FM will be collecting teddy bears from July 10 through Aug. 25 to distribute to Denver-area first responders, specifically Denver police, Denver fire, and HealthONE EMS organizations. First responders will keep these teddy bears throughout the year and hand them out to children who’ve been involved in traumatic situations.
Drop off a new teddy bear at any of the locations listed on the map below.
And you’re invited to help give out teddy bears to first responders at a party with KOSI 101.1 FM on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, 20th Avenue and High Street in Denver.
Here’s what our sponsors and first responders say about the Teddy Bear Patrol:
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
“Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is a proud sponsor and partner in Denver’s first Teddy Bear Patrol. At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, we know how important it is to make a child feel as comfortable as possible in an emergency situation. Providing teddy bears to those children is a great start in the recovery process. Thanks to our EMS and first responders for their hard work and dedication that makes an impact every day.”
– Maureen Tarrant, President and CEO, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
Denver Police Department
“The Denver Police Department is glad to be part of the Teddy Bear Patrol to provide Teddy Bears to kids we come in contact with who’ve been involved in a traumatic event. We appreciate the community effort to help us collect these bears.”