KOSI 101.1 Teddy Bear Patrol is Back!
KOSI 101.1 is collecting NEW stuffed animals through its popular Teddy Bear Patrol now through August 28, 2021. This year, we’re partnering with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children and CBS4 Denver to collect NEW stuffed animals to give to local first responders or emergency teams to comfort children in a time of need.
Please note ALL stuffed animals donated for the Teddy Bear Patrol MUST be NEW and, if possible, in store packaging.
Click here for a complete list of locations to drop off NEW stuffed animals now through August 29, 2021.
Save The Date/Time: Saturday, August 28, 2021, 10am-12pm – A celebration of the culmination of KOSI’s 2021 Teddy Bear Patrol will take place with a special drive-thru party where community members and their families can easily drop off NEW stuffed animals as part of the community campaign by simply driving through the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children main entrance, 2001 North High Street, Denver. Drive up, drop off and drive through … get fun Teddy Bear Patrol goodies, meet the entire KOSI 101.1 gang, Jenny, Melissa, Murphy and KOSI Bear, CBS4 Teams, Hospital Staff and more. The event will be a safe, socially distanced drive-thru event. See the RMHC map below.
Purchase a Teddy Bear to Donate through DollarDays. Check out the wishlist here.
Why We Have a Teddy Bear Patrol
Sometimes the smallest act of kindness can have the biggest impact. That’s the underlying goal of the annual Teddy Bear Patrol community promotion on KOSI 101.1 FM. 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 goes a long way. The same happens if a child arrives to the emergency department. If hospital teams can hand them a teddy bear to cuddle, the child becomes less anxious and more open to needed medical care.
Here’s what our sponsors and first responders say about the Teddy Bear Patrol:
“CBS4 is proud to partner with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children and KOSI 101.1 in the Teddy Bear Patrol this summer to collect new stuffed animals for first responders and health professionals who will give them to children in times of need. We are so glad that we can do our part in this community effort to make children feel safer in traumatic situations.”
“Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is a proud sponsor and partner in Denver’s third 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
“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.”
– A statement from the Denver Police Department