This holiday season, New Jersey 101.5 is collecting teddy bears to be distributed by the New Jersey State Policeman's Benevolent Association.

We're calling them "Feel Better Bears" — because police will make children feel better during emergencies, giving them brand-new bears to hug.

We're asking you for your help. Drop off bears at any of these locations now through December 16th to make a child feel better during a time of need:

Trinity Rehab - Brick 150 Chambers Bridge Rd, Suite 200, Brick  08723
Trinity Rehab - Clark 301 Central Avenue, Suite 101, Clark, NJ 07066
Trinity Rehab - East Brunswick 465 Cranbury Road, Suite 103, East Brunswick  08816
Trinity Rehab - Hamilton 3635 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 38, Hamilton  08619
Trinity Rehab - Howell 2380 Route 9 South, Unit 4, Howell  07731
Trinity Rehab - Marlton 701 Route 73 North, Bldg 751, Suite 2, Marlton  08053
Trinity Rehab - Matawan 1016 Highway 34,  Bldg 9, Matawan  07747
Trinity Rehab - Red Bank 554 Route 35 South, Red Bank  07701
Trinity Rehab - Somerset 84 Veronica Avenue, Somerset  08873
Trinity Rehab - Somerville 89 US 206, Somerville  08876
Trinity Rehab - Toms River 175 Route 37 West, Toms River  08755
Trinity Rehab - Whiting 401 Lacey Road, Whiting  08759
David Bradley Chocolate 92 North Main Street, Windsor, NJ 08561
R. Giaquinto Shoe Repair 115 South Warren Street, Trenton, NJ
Ashley HomeStore - Eatontown 175 Route 35 North, Eatontown, NJ 07724
Ashley HomeStore - Freehold 81 Trotters Way, Freehold, NJ 07728
Ashley HomeStore - Green Brook 350 Route 22 West, Green Brook, NJ 08812
Ashley HomeStore - Linden 1741 West Edgar Road, Linden, NJ 07036
Ashley HomeStore - North Brunswick 3730 Route 1 North, North Brunswick, NJ 08902


Q:  Will you accept used items?

A:  No.  All items must be in NEW condition only

Q:  I have a large donation of new bears.  Can you pick it up?

A:  ABSOLUTELY!  Please email us at and we'll send the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 "Bearforce One" collection vehicle to your home, school, office or business to pick up the bears.

Q:  My school/business wants to get involved.  What should I do?

A:  Please feel free to start a collection at your location.  When your bears are ready to be picked up, let us know and we'll set a pick up time.  Thanks!

Q:  What type of items will you accept?  

A: The Feel Better Bears campaign is collecting new, unused stuffed animals.  Although the item does not have to be a bear, it should be of a reasonable size small enough to be held comfortably by a small child.

More questions? Email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks very much to our sponsors — Trinity Rehab, the all-new Ram 1500, Ashley Homestore and Rob Dekanski of Remax First Advantage — for making Feel Better Bears possible.