Police in the US has been using teddy bears to give to kids in peril for years. Now the practice is going worldwide. Police in Estonia is also joining.
Locals have set up a charity which will focus on gathering as much teddy bears it can. The organization is called Traumamommik (Trauma Teddy).
So far, Traumamommik has raised about €4,000. It wants to raise a total of €7000 by the end of April 2017. It looks like it’s going to achieve it’s goal.
The money come from crowdfunding and locals. The goal is to buy 1000 teddy bears by June 1st – the International Children’s Day.
On that same day, Traumamommik will donate the stuffed animals to the Estonian police. Their goal is to provide two teddy bears for every police car in the country.
The bears will help children “overcome traumatic experiences” that have occurred on roads, in schools or at home, the organization says to AP. About 1,000 such incidents happen in Estonia every year, of which 300 are traffic crashes. Similar campaigns have been conducted in Australia and the Netherlands, along with the US.