Texas-based PPL Motor Homes recently collected more than 450 teddy tears during its annual “Cuddles for Kids” toy drive. Local first responders give the bears to children involved in accidents or affected by domestic issues.
“We started Cuddles for Kids in an effort to help children facing difficult situations,” said PPL President Diana LeBlanc. “Every year with the support of RVers across the country, PPL provides hundreds of teddy bears to police officers to keep in their patrol cars. The bears are given to young children when they’re needed most, and often become the child’s best friend.”
Since beginning in 2011, PPL has collected and distributed thousands of teddy bears to area law enforcement agencies. Donors from across the U.S. contributed to the 2019 drive, either by dropping off bears or sponsoring them. PPL friends and family can drop off bears at all PPL locations year-round.
“We are so thankful for the many people who’ve generously donated bears and other resources to make Cuddles for Kids so successful,” said LeBlanc. “And we’re especially grateful for these heroes in blue who are there to protect the most vulnerable members of our communities.”
First responders can pick up donated Teddy Bears any time at all three PPL locations:
- PPL Houston – 10777 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074
- PPL Dallas/Fort Worth – 2408 N Main St., Cleburne, TX 76033
- PPL New Braunfels – 5270 IH 35 North, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Founded in 1972, PPL Motor Homes is a full-service RV dealership and an RV consignment dealer.