Bullitt County students host bear drive

By Ashley Brauer – email

BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - Some Bullitt County students are working to spread some holiday cheer.

Old Mill Elementary School ILEAP Leadership students are conducting their second annual Bear Drive through December 18.  It's in cooperation with Citizens Union Bank and Ardi's Bears.

"Last year, we collected about 250-260 bears," Ms. Young reported, "Citizens Union Bank matched our collection so we were able to donate 400 new or gently used bears for children in crisis situations."

"The fourth and fifth grade ILEAP Leadership students want to provide children with bears who are experiencing something unfortunate occurring in their lives," Mrs. Young said. "They consider it sending a 'hug' to a child who needs one."

The collection barrel is located in the Old Mill lobby.

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