San Diego Downtown Condo and Loft home owners, residents, small businesses, the Navy, The Coast Guard, the Police Enforcement in San Diego has all opened up their hearts by donating thousands of stuffed animals in different shapes and colors through the years to participate in the annual San Diego Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive. For the last 19 years this has been a huge thing to do to help children at the Rady Children Hospital. Coronado Police Officer Brian Hardy started the tradition in December 1990 when he realized the donation bin at the hospital was empty and he donated 12 Teddy Bears.
This year’s event is taking place on Tuesday December 14th, 2010 around 8.45am with start at the USS Midway Museum at the Embarcadero in Downtown San Diego with the goal to have 100,000 stuffed animals. 150 police cars will start the caravan through Downtown with the goal of reaching the hospital to give happy smiles to the children who are waiting.
To read The Port of San Diego’s article click on Harbor Police Invite Public to Donate Teddy Bears for the Holidays and.