Bears on Patrol began as a cooperative effort between Kosair Charities and local law enforcement agencies in 1997. This program was created to provide emergency response vehicles with stuffed animals to comfort children exposed to traumatic situations. Since the program originated, over 300,000 stuffed animals have been distributed!
We are always collecting new stuffed animals. Interested in holding a “Bear Drive”? You can create your own box for a drop off point, or you can pick up a Bear Bin at Kosair Charities. If you need a Bear Bin, please contact Kaitlin White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations can be dropped off anytime Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm at Kosair Charities, 982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40217. We are unable to pick up stuffed animals from your organization at this time. However, if you or your organization collects over 500 stuffed animals we can arrange to pick them up in the Louisville Metro area.
Does your organization need stuffed animals? Please contact Kaitlin White at email@example.com or 502-637-7696 ext. 106 to request stuffed animals.