Tampa Rough Riders collect bear-y special friends for those in need

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – All year long, the Tampa Rough Riders collect teddy bears for those who need a fluffy snuggle buddy.

The Teddy Bear Roundup kicks off during the holiday season to spread plenty of plush toys around Tampa Bay.

WFLA News Channel 8 and the Rough Riders are currently collecting teddy bears to give to children in area hospitals, special needs facilities, foster programs and more.

You can help place a smile on a child’s face by bringing a new, unwrapped Teddy bear to 8 On Your Side’s Kindness Day on Friday, Dec. 13. or any of the drop-off locations below.

CLICK HERE learn more about the Tampa Rough Riders and the “John Winter Memorial Teddy Bear Roundup”.

If you would like a donate a bear, here are other drop-off locations:

  • The News Center
    • 200 South Parker St., Tampa 33606
  • Regions Bank
    • All locations in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties
  • Allstate Insurance
    • Allstate Agents Craig and Michael Arndt
      • 18932 N. Dale Mabry Hwy Suite 102, Lutz 33548
    • Allstate Agent John Clarkson
      • 12307 Boyette Road, Riverview 33569
    • Allstate Agent Lisette Fernandez
      • 4935 Van Dyke Road, Lutz 33558
    • Allstate Agent Rose Haddad
      • 11252 Winthrop Main St., Riverview 33578
    • Allstate Agent Mike Lia
      • 11001 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa 33618
    • Allstate Agent Jeff Macri
      • 9433 Balm Riverview Rd., Suite 101, Riverview 33569
    • Allstate Agent Paul Phaneuf
      • 3641 W Kennedy, Suite F, Tampa 33609
    • Allstate Agent Samuel Scott
      • 6577 Gunn Hwy., Tampa 33625
    • Allstate Agent Ryan Toombs
      • 16590 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa 33624
    • Allstate Agent David Beck
      • 3800 Tampa Rd., Suite 140, Oldsmar 34677
    • Allstate Agent Ken Gersbach
      • 3237 Tyrone Blvd., St. Petersburg 33710
    • Allstate Agent Craig Kilroy
      • 6950 Park Blvd. N., Pinellas Park 33781
    • Allstate Agent Gus Rodriguez
      • 490 Indian Rocks Road N., Suite C, Belleair Bluffs 33770
    • Allstate Agent Christopher Teall
      • 40741 U.S. Highway 19 N., Tarpon Springs 34689
    • Allstate Agent Lois Woods
      • 147 2nd Avenue S, Suite 406, St. Petersburg 33701
  • Caddy’s Treasure Island
    • 9000 W Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island 33706
  • Caddy’s Bradenton
    • 801 Riverside Dr E., Bradenton 34208
  • Caddy’s Gulfport
    • 3128 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport 33707
  • Caddy’s Indian Shores
    • 20025 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores 33785
  • Caddy’s on Central
    • 217 Central Ave., St. Petersburg 33701
  • MacDinton’s Irish Pub Soho
    • 405 S Howard Ave., Tampa 33606
  • MacDinton’s Irish Pub St. Pete
    • 242 1st Ave N., St. Petersburg 33701
  • Yard of Ale Soho
    • 406 S Howard Ave., Tampa 33606
  • Yard of Ale St. Pete
    • 260 1st Ave N., St. Petersburg 33701
  • Medicine River Animal Hospital
    • 13495 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach 33708
  • Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office
    • 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey 34654
  • Salemi’s Body Shop
    • 1602 N Armenia Ave, Tampa 33607
  • Whistleblower Law Firm
    • 400 N. Tampa Street, Suite 1015, Tampa 33602

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