Bartell Drugs collects teddy bears for children

February 27, 2013

NEW — 11:15 a.m. Feb. 27, 2013

Bartell Drugs is seeking donations of new or gently used teddy bears that will be used to help comfort children in stressful or traumatic situations.

The donation drive is part of the store’s “Teddy Bear Patrol” campaign, in association with Warm 106.9 FM, which runs through March 30.

The campaign puts teddy bears in the hands of community police departments, hospitals and emergency response teams so they may give bears to children involved in challenging situations.

If customers buy an official “Bartell Bear” for $7 at the store, Bartell Drugs will donate a second bear to the campaign.

The store has donated more than 74,000 bears through the drive over the years.

Newcastle’s Bartell Drugs store is at 6939 Coal Creek Parkway S.E.

Donate toys at Bartell Drugs for Salvation Army toy drive

December 8, 2011

NEW — 11:20 a.m. Dec. 8, 2011

Bartell Drugs and the Salvation Army joined forces during the holiday season to provide gifts to children in need.

Bartell’s is collecting new, unwrapped toys during the eighth-annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive through Dec. 16. The drugstore chain is collecting toys at all 58 locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Newcastle’s Bartell store is located at 6939 Coal Creek Parkway in the Coal Creek Village.

Bartell’s and the Salvation Army plan to distribute the toys to low-income children and adolescents the week before Christmas the Salvation Army’s toy warehouses.

Founded in Seattle in 1890, Bartell Drugs owns stores in Western Washington. The family-owned and operated drugstore chain is the nation’s oldest drugstore chain.