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Teddy Bear Patrol: Bartell Drugs gives “bear hugs” for local children, April 1-30

Jul. 8th, 2016, 6:00 pm - Jul. 8th, 2017, 7:00 pm

For Immediate Release: March 28, 2016

SEATTLE—Bartell Drugs is helping to give “bear hugs” to children in stressful or traumatic situations as the Puget Sound area drugstore chain teams up again with Warm 106.9 FM in the annual “Teddy Bear Patrol” campaign, April 1 through 30.

The annual drive puts teddy bears in the hands of community police departments, hospitals and emergency response teams so they may give the bears to children involved in challenging situations. With a more than 125-year history in the Northwest, Bartell Drugs’ 60 stores in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties are designated locations for teddy bear donations. Purchase an official “Bartell Bear” for $8.00 and Bartells will donate a second bear to the campaign.

More than 15,000 bears have been collected at Bartell Drugs locations over the past several years for this tremendous cause.

In addition to store-wide collection efforts, Bartells and Warm 106.9 have teamed up for two special collection events at Bartell locations with the station’s on-air personalities and fire and police personnel (subject to availability) on hand to personally accept donations for the drive.

Two special collection events are scheduled:
o Saturday, April 16 – Silver Lake Bartell Drugs, 11020 19th Ave. SE, Everett from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
o Saturday, April 23 – Redondo Bartell Drugs, 27055 Pacific Highway South, Des Moines from
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Bears will be accepted in all Bartell Drugs locations throughout the month of April. No bears over 12” in length, please.

For more information on the program and other nearby Bartell Drugs locations, visit


About Bartell Drugs
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 125-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain can better serve its customers. With exceptional customer service, locally made products and a focus on your overall wellbeing, Bartell Drugs is here to help. Operating 64 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit

Media Contact
Ric Brewer, Senior Communications Manager, Bartell Drugs, 206-933-9416 or


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