Join CBS4, KOSI 101.1 and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children for the Teddy Bear Patrol. We will collect NEW stuffed animals to give to local first responders or emergency teams to comfort children in a time of need. We will be collecting stuffed animals July 19 through August 28.
Please note ALL stuffed animals donated for the Teddy Bear Patrol MUST be NEW and, if possible, in store packaging.
Why We Have the Teddy Bear Patrol
Sometimes the smallest act of kindness can have the biggest impact. When first responders arrive on the scene of an emergency in which a child is involved, it can be a traumatic event for that child. If the first responder could go to the trunk of his or her vehicle and hand that child a teddy bear to ease his or her anxiety, it goes a long way. The same happens if a child arrives to the emergency department. If hospital teams can hand them a teddy bear to cuddle, the child becomes less anxious and more open to needed medical care.
Where You Can Drop Off Your Stuffed Animal
You can drop off NEW stuffed animals at the following locations. Check back for more details on a family-friendly drive-thru community celebration at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center on Saturday, August 28, 2021.
HealthONE (Corporate), 4900 S. Monaco Street, Suite 320 Denver CO 80237
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at P/SL, 2001 N. High Street, Denver, CO 80205
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital, 1719 E. 19th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Sky Ridge Medical Center, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124
Swedish Medical Center, 501 E Hampden Ave, Englewood, CO 80113
The Medical Center of Aurora, 1501 S. Potomac St., Aurora, CO 80012
Centennial Hospital, 14200 E Arapahoe Rd, Centennial, CO 80112
North Suburban Medical Center, 9191 Grant St., Thornton, CO 80229
Rose Medical Center, 4567 E 9th Ave., Denver, CO 80220
Spalding Rehabilitaton Hospital, 900 Potomac St., Aurora CO 80011
CareNow Urgent Care Arvada, 6413 Fig St., Arvada CO 80004
CareNow Urgent Care Aurora, 5620 S. Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80015
CareNow Urgent Care Central Park, 3001 N. Havana St., Denver, CO 80238
CareNow Urgent Care DU Neighborhood, 1405 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80210
CareNow Urgent Care Greenwood Village, 5990 S. University Blvd, Greenwood Village, CO 80121
CareNow Urgent Care Highlands Ranch, 7120 E. County Line Rd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
CareNow Urgent Care Ken Caryl, 11551 W. Ken Caryl Ave, Littleton, CO 80127
CareNow Urgent Care Parker, 11339 S. Pikes Peak Dr. Parker, CO, 80138
CareNow – Quincy & Wadsworth, 7600 W. Quincy Ave, Suite 100 Littleton, CO 80123
Here’s what our sponsors and first responders say about the Teddy Bear Patrol
“Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is a proud sponsor and partner in Denver’s third Teddy Bear Patrol. At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, we know how important it is to make a child feel as comfortable as possible in an emergency situation. Providing teddy bears to those children is a great start in the recovery process. Thanks to our EMS and first responders for their hard work and dedication that makes an impact every day.”
– Maureen Tarrant, President and CEO, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
“The Denver Police Department is glad to be part of the Teddy Bear Patrol to provide Teddy Bears to kids we come in contact with who’ve been involved in a traumatic event. We appreciate the community effort to help us collect these bears.”
– A statement from the Denver Police Department
Watch CBS4’s reports on Teddy Bear Patrol.