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BYU bears will go to local charities, thanks to Bookstore patrons

This holiday season, customers at the Brigham Young University Bookstore will donate more than 100 stuffed Christmas bears to two Utah Valley charities.

Between Dec. 2 and 14, the BYU Bookstore gave each customer who made a purchase of more than $100 the option of taking home with them a 2002 limited-edition 18-inch stuffed plush bear, complete with a "BYU Blue" ribbon, or donating it to a local charity.

Eleven cases of bears will be taken to the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center Pediatrics Unit and the Children's Justice Center Thursday and Friday (Dec. 19 and 20).

"The bears will ride in ambulances with the paramedics when they go on runs to pick up children and will also be given to children who come into abuse shelters with their mothers," said Rowdy Symons, Bookstore creative services manager.

"We are excited because we know this is a good cause, helping the community and giving to local charities," Symons said.

Writer: Elizabeth B. Jensen

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