Reno, NV – A 15-year-old Reno girl is collecting new and gently used teddy bears to donate to the young victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma.
Hannah Hoobyar says while watching the news of the tornadoes, and hearing about the searches going on at local homes and businesses, she decided she couldn’t sit by and do nothing. She had to help the kids in Oklahoma feel safe again, let them know people care and are there with them in spirit.
She has decided to collect new and gently used stuffed animals to be sent to Oklahoma. She has partnered with some local businesses to act as drop-off locations for the bears, and is working with American Airlines to get the bears shipped to the victims.
All you have to do is stop by one of the drop-off locations and donate new or gently used stuffed animals to the "Bear Hugs for Oklahoma" drive, allow your business to be a drop-off location for the stuffed animals, or make a monetary donation to cover shipping & delivery costs.
Current drop-off locations are In Motion Studio of Dance at 9410 Prototype Dr, Suite 20 in south Reno, and Advanced Pediatric Therapies at 1025 Roberta Lane in Sparks. More drop-off locations are being added, so please check the website (link below) to get a current list.