KABC — Students returning to North Park Elementary School on Monday will be greeted with thousands of teddy bears to help them heal from the deadly shooting that happened in a classroom.
A Cal State San Bernardino employee, Stacy Brooks, decided to organize a teddy bear drive after hearing about the shooting that left a student and his teacher dead.
Brooks wanted to collect 500 stuffed animals so she sent out an email to her colleagues and friends. Word spread about the drive and Brooks ended up with two rooms full of bears — 3,000 to be exact.
The article was published April 15, 2017.
Read the complete article at “CSU San Bernardino worker gets 3k teddy bears for kids affected in school shooting.”
See also the related news release, “Simple gesture leads to massive response of support for North Park Elementary School students.”