Teddy bear alert: 'Round-Up' helps abused children
Bring a new or gently used stuffed animal to the 9th annual Teddy Bear Round-Up, sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii, the Hawaii chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, and Partners for Prevention.
The goal is to collect 3,238 teddies or other hugables — that's the number of confirmed reports of child abuse in Hawai'i last year. The toys will be distributed to family shelters, children's hospitals and other organizations.
The event, which also includes entertainment, is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Ward Warehouse.