Spread some holiday joy and cheer for those in need!

There are hundreds of teddy bear drives going on every year, but let us point you in the direction of one in particular.

The McWhinney Teddy Bear Drive has been running since Nov. 15 and is set to run through Dec. 15. In that time, the goal is to collect 600 - or more - stuffed animals for children in the hospital!

In 2020, even in the midst of a pandemic, the McWhinney multifamily communities collected 300 bears. This year, being McWhinney's 30th Anniversary, their goal from last year's number has been doubled to 600.

They do ask that bears be brand new with the tags still on.

Now, you have to see the massive teddy bear that is the face of the operation:

McWhinney
McWhinney

Come on - how adorable is he?

If you wish to participate in the Teddy Bear Drive, they will have five Northern Colorado drop-off locations:

  • Fort Collins
    • Cycle Apartments -  3521 Standford Rd.
    • Trails at Timberline - 2451 S. Timberline Rd.
  • Loveland
    • McWhinney Office - 2725 Rocky Mountain Ave. Suite 200
    • Pinyon Pointe - 451 14th St. SE
    • Railway Flats - 2105 Hopper Lane

They also have additional drop-off locations in Longmont, Broomfield, Westminster, and Denver. Those specific addresses can be found here.

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