13th annual Bears on Patrol project begins with several drop off locations across the Coast

The North Bay Civitan Club of D’Iberville and St. Martin is back with its signature service project: Bears on Patrol.

The Bears on Patrol service project is used as an opportunity to help at-risk youth caught in emergency situations.

Each year the club collects teddy bears that are given to a chosen emergency service group to then give to children in emergency situations to help comfort them.

This year, the teddy bears will go to Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop K.

There will be several drop off locations through September 9th including Gunter Library, Jerry Lawrence Memorial Library, D’Iberville High School, and St. Martin High School.

The club will then host its drive-thru collection day on September 10th at the Promenade. Club President Keith Wilson said, “This is a project that, again, it involves our entire community and being able to lead something like this, it’s awesome to be able to do that; but you know at the same time there are people out there in this community that are hurting and what a great way to give something that people are familiar with and let them know that other people do care.”

The donated bears are asked to be new or slightly used.

For more information about the project or to learn how to host a drop-off location, visit the North Bay Civitan Club of D’Iberville and St. Martin on Facebook.

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