Thank you to everyone who participated in the Teddy Bear Drive! GiveBack was able to donate 182 bears to Arnaud’s Restaurant. A grand total of 1,250 teddy bears were dropped off to the New Orleans Police Department!
New and unused teddy bears were donated from Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Eve. The teddy bears will be placed in NOPD vehicles for officers to distribute to children and family members they encounter on duty, that have been traumatized due to tragedy or victimization. A portion of the teddy bears were also donated to Raintree Children & Family Services in advance of the Christmas holiday to provide to foster children.
THANK YOU to Ross Claiborne for organizing this GiveBack event and attending the press conference on behalf of Verdad!