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Students, Tucson Police collect stuffed animals for children

Posted at 10:13 AM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 16:45:12-04

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Students at La Paloma Academy Lakeside are teaming up with Tucson Police to collect stuffed animals for children who have been through a traumatic event.

The effort is being led by the LPA Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) Promise Club which is part of a national group that encourages young people to be leaders, creative and have a passion for protecting those in their community.

LPA has collected over 100 stuffed animals to donate and will continue to do so until March 29th. The donations will be given to police officers to give to children as a way to comfort them and help ease their pain from trauma.

Children who receive the stuffed animals are victims of an accident, crime, witnesses to a crime, coping with a loss or can even be sick or hurt.

To help bring in more stuffed animals, LPA will award one student from each grade level who brings in the most stuffed animals. The top donors will be invited to an EEGEE party along with SAVE Club members.

According to a release, SAVE Promise Clubs take an impactful approach to making schools and those who live in cities safer.

The community is allowed to drop off donations on campus.

Police will distribute the toys at noon April 17 at TPD headquarters, 270 S. Stone Ave.