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Safety Society Members Conduct 17th Annual Teddy Bear Toy Drive for Interval House

For immediate release
November 27, 2007

WETHERSFIELD – Looking to send some warm and fuzzy holiday greetings to Hartford-area youngsters who might otherwise miss out on much of the season's joy, the Connecticut Safety Society has launched its 17th Annual Holiday Teddy Bear Drive.

Members of the group, comprised of employees from the Connecticut Department of Labor's Safety and Health Division (CONN-OSHA), the federal Department of Labor OSHA, and safety and health professionals from private industry, will collect the toys through Dec. 12.

According to Aaron Thompson of CONN-OSHA, group board member and past president, the public is also welcome to help out and contribute to the drive by dropping off a new stuffed animal at CONN-OSHA’s Wethersfield office, located at 38 Wolcott Hill Road, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Connecticut Safety Society members will deliver the toys to the boys and girls whose mothers rely on the services of Hartford's Interval House, Thompson said.  

"This is the 17th year that our group has conducted the drive and we hope to exceed our total from last year when we collected more than 100 stuffed toys," he explains. ” Last year, the drive brought in a real menagerie -- including long-eared dogs, floppy bunnies and fuzzy kittens.”   

According to Thompson, Hartford Interval House staff will put the stuffed animals into gift baskets for distribution to the youngsters following the annual Connecticut Safety Society holiday party.   

"It’s always a great feeling to be involved with the Teddy Bear Drive,” he notes. “People always open their hearts and wallets and make this a time to remember for so many boys and girls who might otherwise miss out. It’s always rewarding to know that your generosity has gone a long way toward helping so many youngsters have a happier holiday.”   

Those interested in contributing stuffed animals to the toy drive can contact Aaron Thompson at (860) 263-6927.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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