Feel Better Bears: Donate a teddy bear for a child in crisis
New Jersey 101.5's Feel Better Bears campaign is back for 2019.
Last year through the generosity of our listeners and sponsors, New Jersey 101.5 collected over 4,000 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.
To donate, 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 from Saturday, Nov. 23 to Friday Dec. 20.
- Trinity Rehab - Brick - 486 Brick Blvd. Brick, NJ 08723
- Trinity Rehab - Clark - 301 Central Ave. Suite 101, Clark, NJ 07066
- Trinity Rehab - East Brunswick - 465 Cranbury Rd. Suite 103, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
- Trinity Rehab - Hamilton - 3635 Quakerbridge Rd. Suite 38, Hamilton, NJ 08619
- Trinity Rehab - Howell - 2380 Route 9 South, Unit 4, Howell, NJ 07731
- Trinity Rehab - Livingston - 449 West Mount Pleasant Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039
- Trinity Rehab - Manalapan - 335 Route 9 South Manalapan, NJ 07726
- Trinity Rehab - Marlton - 751 Route 73 North, Suite 2, Marlton, NJ 08053
- Trinity Rehab - Matawan - 1016 Highway 34, Building 9, Matawan, NJ 07747
- Trinity Rehab - Metuchen - 656 Middlesex Ave. Metuchen, NJ 08840
- Trinity Rehab - Middletown - 554 Route 35 South, Red Bank, NJ 07701
- Trinity Rehab - Morristown - 170 East Hanover Ave. Cedar Knolls, NJ 07921
- Trinity Rehab - Parsippany - 131 New Road, Suite 4, Parsippany, NJ 07054
- Trinity Rehab - Somerset - 84 Veronica Ave. Somerset, NJ 08873
- Trinity Rehab - Somerville - 89 US 206 Somerville, NJ 08876
- Trinity Rehab - Sparta - 10 North Village Blvd. Suite D, Sparta, NJ 07871
- Trinity Rehab - Toms River - 175 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755
- Trinity Rehab - Warren - 9 Mount Bethel Rd. Warren, NJ 07059 *Opens December 2nd*
- David Bradley Chocolates - 92 North Main St. Windsor, NJ 08561
- R. Giaquinto Shoe Repair - 115 South Warren St. Trenton, NJ 08608
- All American Ford & Subaru - 3698 Route 9 South Old Bridge, NJ 08857
- All American Ford - Point Pleasant - 3306 Bridge Ave. Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
- All American Mazda - Brick - 575 Burnt Tavern Rd. Brick, NJ 08724
- Motor Trend Certified - Brick - 781 Route 70 Brick, NJ 08723
- All American Ford - Hackensack - 520 River St. Hackensack, NJ 07601
- All American Ford - Paramus - 375 Route 17 Paramus, NJ 08652
- All American Ford Commercial Trucks - 633 Route 17 Paramus, NJ 08652
- Lincoln of Paramus - 670 Route 17 Paramus, NJ 08652
- OceanFirst Bank - Toms River - 975 Hooper Ave. Toms River, NJ 08753
- OceanFirst Bank - Matawan - 267 Main St. Matawan, NJ 07747
- OceanFirst Bank - Freehold - 308 West Main St. Freehold, NJ 07728
Questions about Feel Better Bears? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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!