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Lakeland Police to distribute 250 donated teddy bears

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More than 250 teddy bears will be comforting kids in the Lakeland area. Lakeland Police Dept. photo More than 250 teddy bears will be comforting kids in the Lakeland area. Lakeland Police Dept. photo
More than 250 teddy bears will be comforting kids in the Lakeland area. Lakeland Police Dept. photo More than 250 teddy bears will be comforting kids in the Lakeland area. Lakeland Police Dept. photo
More than 250 teddy bears will be comforting kids in the Lakeland area. Lakeland Police Dept. photo More than 250 teddy bears will be comforting kids in the Lakeland area. Lakeland Police Dept. photo
LAKELAND, FL (WFLA) -

More than 250 teddy bears will be comforting kids in the Lakeland area, thanks to two local organizations.

Lakeland area Girl Scouts and members of Florida Southern College’s Kappa Delta Sorority collected the teddy bears and recently presented Lakeland Police with the furry toys.

Police officers will have the bears to give to children whenever there is a situation where a child is in need of a bit of comfort, according to LPD spokesperson Ann Dinges.

The bears will also be distributed through Lakeland Police Department’s Chaplaincy Program and Victims' Assistance Program.

The Kappa Delta Sorority and local Girl Scouts have been collecting and donating teddy bears for ten years. The drive is an annual program for the organizations.

Lakeland Police say they have a large supply of teddy bears right now, but they are always appreciative of community support. If anyone else would like to donate teddy bears, they can drop them off at the police station.

The Lakeland Police Department is located at 219 N. Massachusetts Ave., (863) 834-6900.

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