“Bear” collection

Event Date: Tue, 2017-02-28 - Tue, 2017-03-28

Avalon Police Department may soon be equipped with teddy bears and other stuffed animals to help comfort children officers encounter in stressful situations.

One of the borough’s younger residents, Sydney Jackson, an Avalon Elementary School student, proposed the program during Tuesday’s Avalon Council meeting after witnessing a situation in her neighborhood that was very upsetting to a friend.

Donations of stuffed animals, money, or sealable plastic bags can be dropped off at the Avalon Police station.