Wednesday, October 10, 2012
@TraveLodge and The Great Sleepy Bear Swap!
All across the country at various zoos (see list here) Travelodge will be hosting “The Great Sleepy Bear Swap.” It will be taking place this Saturday from 10 am until 1 pm at the San Francisco Zoo.
Local children and families are asked to bring a gently-used stuffed animal to donate to Stuffed Animals for Emergencies (S.A.F.E.), a national organization that cleans and redistributes teddy bears to children in need. For every stuffed animal donated at the event, the Travelodge hotel brand will match it with a donation of three brand new teddy bears to the Starlight Children’s Foundation which is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses by providing entertainment, education and family activities that help them cope with the pain, fear and isolation of prolonged illness.
There will be fun-filled activities including face painting and drawing contests along with giveaways such as bear tattoos, National Geographic activity books and Sleepy Bear masks. A keeper from the zoo will also be on hand to educate children about bears and the role they play in the wild.
So check it out and be part of the Sleepy Bear fun!