Bartell launches teddy bear drive for kids

'Teddy Bear Patrol' campaign designed for children in traumatic, stressful situations

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs is accepting donations of teddy bears for children in stressful and traumatic situations at its stores as part of a program set to last through the first of April, the regional chain said Monday.

Bartell's, which operates 58 stores in and around Seattle, said customers could buy an official "Bartell Bear" for $7 or donate a new or gently used teddy bear less than 12-in. size for the "Teddy Bear Patrol" campaign. The company is teaming up with local radio station Warm 106.9 FM for the effort.

The drive also includes special collection events at three of the chain's stores.

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