(KYTX) - Mount Pleasant Police Department has implemented a new program called Teddy Bears for Tears. When our Crimes Victim Liaison or officers answer calls for service, they sometimes encounter young children caught in traumatic, emotional and unstable situations.
The Teddy Bears for Tears program will offer the children a stuffed animal in the hopes of providing some comfort in a terrible situation.
Children are all too often the victims of situations that leave them frightened, anxious and confused. The stuffed animals are used to help these young children cope with their distress by bringing them comfort and companionship. The emotional support the stuffed animals bring to these children is immeasurable. With this reassuring gesture, our crime victim's liaison and officers are also able to create a bond with the children and help them realize that they are there to help. The stuffed animals become a source of comfort and well-being even after we are gone.
Two or three stuffed animals will be kept in patrol cars for officers and with our crime victim's liaison to distribute to children who are the victims of crimes or who witness difficult situations.
The Mt. Pleasant Police Department is asking the community to help children in need by donating new or gently used stuffed animals. If you wish to donate you can drop teddy bears off at the Mt. Pleasant Police Department front lobby at 501 N. Madison.