CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The UCA Sociology Club, campus police, Log Cabin Democrat and the Conway Police Department are collecting teddy bears for their "Share a Bear" program.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and the teddy bears will go to children in those situations.
"…just to be able to have something, an item like a teddy bear that our officers can give children when they encounter them in those sorts of calls could help ease their frustration or keep them from being as scared, to feel like they have a friend there with them," said Latresha Woodruff, PIO officer at the Conway Police Department.
Remaining bears will be donated to the Women's Shelter, Haven, Bethlehem House, and other local agencies.