Winnebago County Sheriff's teddy bear drive kicks off next week

Teddy bear / Source: Pixabay via MGN
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WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department kicks off its fifth annual teddy bear drive next week.

From Nov. 11 to Dec. 20, the department will collect teddy bears to deliver to children at local hospitals on Christmas morning.

The Sheriff's Department asks donors to wrap up the teddy bears and drop them off at the Criminal Justice Center or Zavius Jewelers at 2636 McFarland Road.

The goal is 1200 teddy bears this year. The sheriff's office asks that the teddy bears are new and do not include any electronics.