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!
2019: 2,755 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 the Second Vice President, Erin Hessenflow for tips and tricks.
2019 Bears On Patrol Traveling Trophy Winners:
Small Firm - Meyerkord Russell & Hergott - 658 Bears
Medium Firm - Knight Nicastro MacKay - 734 Bears
Large Firm - Stinson - 338 Bears
Vendor - Complete Legal - 215 Bears
Download a flyer to circulate around your office HERE!