KOSI 101.1 Teddy Bear Patrol!

KOSI 101.1 is collecting NEW stuffed animals through its popular Teddy Bear Patrol now through August 27, 2022. This year, we’re partnering with Stinker Stores 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 27, 2022. 

Save The Date/Time:  Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10am-1pm – A celebration of the culmination of KOSI’s 2022 Teddy Bear Patrol will take place with a special Customer Appreciation event where community members and their families can easily drop off NEW stuffed animals as part of the community campaign by simply visiting the Stinker Store at 2160 S Havana Street in Aurora. Come meet the entire KOSI 101.1 gang, Jenny, Melissa, Murphy, KOSI Bear AND Polecat Pete from Stinker Stores.

Dollar Days

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.

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