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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 9, 2010

Donate teddy bears for abused children Saturday at Pearlridge

Advertiser Staff

More than 5,000 teddy bears and stuffed animals of all sizes, shapes and colors are expected to be collected during the 13th annual Teddy Bear Round-Up and Family Resource Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Pearlridge Center, Uptown Center Court. Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii, one of the event sponsors, asks for the public's help by donating a new or gently-used teddy bear or stuffed animal at the event.

There will be free activities for families, parenting tips, refreshments and live entertainment. Winnie-the-Pooh, one of the most popular bears among children, as well as other cuddly costumed characters Tigger, Elmo and a Disney dalmatian will be there and available for free phtoo opportunities. Also, the first 500 families that make a donation will receive a special gift and child safety information.

For more information about the Teddy Bear Round-Up and activities relating to Child Abuse Prevention Month, or for information about child abuse prevention programs and activities throughout the year, contact Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii at 951-0200 or preventchildabusehawaii.org.