Feel Better Bears: Donate a teddy bear for a child in crisis
New Jersey 101.5's Feel Better Bears campaign is back for 2023.
Last year through the generosity of our listeners and sponsors, New Jersey 101.5 collected over 7,000 teddy bears to be distributed to children in crisis situations. This holiday season, New Jersey 101.5 is once again 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.
OPTION ONE — BUY A BEAR ONLINE
To donate, pick a bear from the gallery or link below and purchase it through our online store. We'll take care of the rest, including getting it shipped right to us and the PBA. (Note: Bears are sold at cost—New Jersey 101.5 does not profit from the sale of bears.)
OPTION TWO — DROP OFF A BEAR IN PERSON
Bring a new, unwrapped bear or small stuffed animal and drop it off at any Feel Better Bear collection location or any New Jersey 101.5 event until December 24.
Trinity Rehab Centers
The Promenade Shoppes at Clifton
852 Route 3 Suite 246
801 Haddonfield Road
Cherry Hill, NJ
465 Cranbury Road Suite 103
East Brunswick, NJ
University Office Plaza
3635 Quakerbridge Road Suite 38
Pine Crest Plaza
1016 Highway 34
1354 Centennial Ave Unit A3-B
All American Auto Locations
All American Ford of Paramus
375 NJ 17 in Paramus
All American Ford of Hackensack
520 River Street in Hackensack
All American Auto of Old Bridge
3698 US 9 in Old Bridge
All American Ford Point Pleasant
3306 Bridge Ave in Bay Head
All American Certified Used Vehicles
781 NJ-70 in Brick
OPTION THREE — BUY A BEAR AND MAIL IT YOURSELF
Mail a new, unwrapped bear to this address: 158 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095-2108, ATTN: Feel Better Bears
Questions about Feel Better Bears? See the FAQ below
Q: Who receives my donations?
A: All donations are given to the New Jersey State PBA. The PBA then distributes your donations to local municipalities. The local municipalities then keep the stuffed animals in their squad cars and give them to children in crisis situations.
Q: Do the bears have to be brand new?
A: YES! All stuffed animals must be new, with tags, and unwrapped.
Q: Do they have to be bears only, or can they be other stuffed animals?
A: They can be any stuffed animal you want, as long as they're new, with tags, and unwrapped.
Q: Is there a size limit on the bears?
A: No, but we'd prefer it if the bears were less than 18 inches tall.
Q: Wow! Feel Better Bears is such a great idea! How can my organization take part?
A: If you would like to start your own donation drive, please email us at email@example.com to get started today!