Bartell Drugs ‘Teddy Bear Patrol’ collecting donations for children through April 1

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Bartell Drugs is helping to give “bear hugs” to children in stressful or traumatic situations in the annual “Teddy Bear Patrol” campaign through April 1.

All 58 Bartell Drugs locations — including the Edmonds store at 23028 100th Ave W. — are designated locations for teddy bear donations. The annual drive puts teddy bears in the hands of community police departments, hospitals and emergency response teams so they may give bears to children involved in challenging situations. More than 70,000 bears have been collected over the past several years.

Donation options include:

*    Purchase an official “Bartell  Bear” for $7 and Bartell Drugs will donate a second bear to the campaign.

*    Donate a new or gently used bear, under 12 inches.

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