Jerome’s Furniture has Teamed up With 105.7 The Walrus to Serve as a “Teddy Bear Drive Stop” for the 22nd Annual San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive

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Benefiting kids at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diegans can donate a new plush teddy bear or stuffed animal to any one of Jerome’s area showrooms (Chula Vista, El Cajon, Morena, San Marcos or Scripps Ranch) during the 105.7 The Walrus Two Hour “Teddy Bear Drive Stops”

Give a Cuddly and Warm Teddy Bear to a Child in Need this Holiday Season.

Especially during the holidays, we have a chance to lift kids’ spirits at Rady Children’s Hospital through a simple, cuddly gift--a soft teddy bear.

Family owned and operated, Jerome’s Furniture (Jerome’s) will open its San Diego showrooms as “Teddy Bear Drive Stop” locations for the 22nd Annual San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive. Radio Station 105.7 The Walrus has teamed up with San Diego law enforcement agencies to collect teddy bears for kids who spend the holiday season at Rady Children's Hospital. Starting on Sat., Nov. 3 donors can bring a new plush teddy bear or stuffed animal to Jerome’s as their go-to “Teddy Bear Drive Stop” and receive Snow Valley Lift Passes in thanks for their contribution.

The San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive is a unique and compassionate program, which was established by Coronado Police Department's Officer Brian Hardy. During the inaugural year, Officer Brian Hardy delivered a handful of teddy bears to now Rady Children's Hospital. The Teddy Bear Drive has developed into an annual event involving local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, the San Diego Chargers, and other regional sponsors. The Teddy Bear Drive has grown tremendously and law enforcement agencies throughout the county, and across the nation, have become involved. Past years have reached record-breaking donations topping 80,000 teddy bears from caring donors in 2010.

People can drop off donations during special event days when 105.7 The Walrus will be on-site playing music at Jerome’s. Special event date and times are as follows:

11/3 – Jerome’s 58th Anniversary Celebration & Jerome’s Chula Vista (775 Plaza Court, Chula Vista, CA 91910) 3-5pm

11/4 – Jerome’s San Marcos (780 Los Vallecitos Blvd. San Marcos, CA
92069) 12-2pm

11/10 – Jerome’s Morena (1190 West Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110)
3-5pm

11/17 – Jerome’s El Cajon (333 N. Johnson Ave. El Cajon, CA 92020) 12-2pm

12/1 – Jerome’s Scripps Ranch (10724 Treena St. Scripps Ranch, CA 92131)
12-2pm

“Especially during the holidays, we have a chance to lift kids’ spirits at Rady Children’s Hospital through a simple, cuddly gift--a soft teddy bear,” said Jim Navarra, VP and third-generation family member at Jerome’s. “We’re proud to host as a donation stop and will be kicking off the program with our own donation of teddy bears to get started!”

ABOUT JEROME’S:    
Founded in 1954, Jerome's Furniture is a family-owned and operated business headquartered in San Diego, Calif. with eight showrooms and seven clearance centers located across Southern California, and an e-commerce website providing avenues for consumers to enjoy online furniture viewing and buying. Regarded fondly by generations of families, Jerome’s is known as the best furniture retailer for value (“Jerry’s Price”) and a wide selection of products including couches, dining room furniture sets, beds, and much more. Recognized with numerous awards, including Retailer of the Year by the Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) and Honoree of the San Diego National Bank Founders Award along with many other business recognitions as the best furniture store, customers know they can count on Jerome’s to make it easy to shop for furniture with service support including interior design, same day delivery and financing. More information can be found by visiting http://www.jeromes.com.

To purchase the teddy bear pictured above for only $7.99, visit http://www.yoyo.com/p/melissa-doug-baby-frizz-bear-244820.

More information to donate can be found at http://www.walrusfm.com.

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