How do the bears help the child and the Officer? "Being able to calm a child down with a teddy bear makes me feel good, as though I was helping them more than just trying to explain to them what was going on. Small children who are not directly involved in a situation but witnessed or was just present experience a level of stress they don’t understand. Getting a toy, like a teddy bear, helps to calm their nerves more than an adult ever could." KCPD Officer Hamil
Why this program is so important: KCPA has been the exclusive donor to the Bears on Patrol program for the past 16 years!
When do we donate? We present the Kansas City Police Department with our donations each October during our annual Vendor Showcase.
Total Donations from KCPA: The total amount of our donations have not always been tracked, but as you can see below, our numbers are on the rise each and we are blown away by our members and their efforts for this drive!
2021: 4,762 Bears (RECORD BREAKING YEAR)
2020: 2,637 Bears
2019: 2,867 Bears
2018: 3,259 Bears
2017: 1,420 Bears
2013: 300 Bears
2008: 1,417 Bears
1990-2007: 3,258 Bears
Need help getting your firm involved? Reach out to our Social Media Director, Erin Hessenflow for tips and tricks.
2021 Bears On Patrol Traveling Trophy Winners:
Small Firm - Meyerkord Russell & Hergott - 687Bears
Medium Firm - Berkowitz Oliver - 1081 Bears
Large Firm - Sandberg Phoenix- 479 Bears
Vendor - Complete Legal - 101 Bears
Special thank you to ChartSquad, they were not able to be in attendance at the 2021 Vendor Showcase but they donated 1,260 Bears!
Download a flyer to circulate around your office HERE!