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Mentor Residents, Businesses Collecting Teddy Bears For Sandy Hook Elementary Students

New teddy bears are being collected at Mentor Fire stations and Erie Optical

Mentor residents and at least one local business are collecting new teddy bears for the families .

The teddy bears can be dropped off at any of the five Mentor Fire Stations or the Willoughby Fire Department's main station.

Volunteers will then get the teddy bears to Sandy Hook so they can be given to the students when they return from winter break.

Erie Optical is also collecting teddy bears for the Sandy Hook students. They can be dropped off at their office on 8900 Mentor Ave. during regular hours.

A complete list of dropoff spots is available on Bear Huggs from Heaven's Facebook event and group pages.

Children are also invited to include drawings and even their addresses along with their gifts so they can, perhaps, become pen pals with the children of Sandy Hook, said Colleen Durant who is the president of Bear Huggs.

Anyone who wants to help with wrapping the presents can volunteer on the Facebook pages.

Additionally, if you are looking for other ways to help the families impacted by the Newtown shooting, check donations may be mailed to: 

Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main Street, Newtown CT  06470

If you have questions on the fund, you may call 800-461-0672.

CCRady December 19, 2012 at 01:50 PM
What a wonderful and selfless act for the children. Thank you!
Rick December 19, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Cabanas island restaurant is also collecting teddy bears
Christine Blood December 19, 2012 at 09:07 PM
We have an event page set up on Facebook that has all the information. Look for Bear Huggs from Heaven on Facebook and join up with us for the children in CT Our MAIN drop location is at Chardon Hills Apartments - 311 Wilson Mills Rd- Chardon- Apt # 100 - Shawn Kilne, Mgr (440) 286-6558 Mondy thru Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to 1 pm Additional drop locations for teddy bears are: Show Stoppers School of Ballet - 1440 Lloyd Rd- Wickliffe Dawson's Development- 5519 Marshview Rd- Mentor Cabanna's in Mentor- 9055 Mentor Ave Willoughby Main Fire station- Euclid Ave ALL Mentor Fire Stations Cycle Analysis Motorcycle Repair- 4984 W. 150 th St - Cleve Howard Hanna - 34601 Ridge Rd - Willoughby Resurrection Cycle - 627 E. 185th St - Euclid E. Comm Cafe - 4619 Main Ave- Ashtabula D & S Automotive - 7588 Tyler Blvd- Mentor D & S Automotive - 24790 Lakeland Blvd - Euclid Watson's Furniture- 15520 W. High St. - Middlefield Redi-Go 43 W. Walnut St- Painesville Mr Muffler - 36 W. Jackson St - Painesville Erie Optical - 8900 Mentor Ave - Mentor Painesville One Stop - 110 Liberty St - Painesville

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