A fundraising campaign is underway to help equip the New Holland Police Department with Cuddle Bear book and plush sets to offer to children that they encounter during police calls.
The goal, with the help of community members and local businesses, is to provide a way for officers to comfort young children at crash scenes and in other situations where children are traumatized. The practice simultaneously fosters good relationships between police officers and the community they serve.
Through the Literacy for a Lifetime program of Usborne Books and More, donations will be matched at 50 percent. Donations of any amount will be accepted.
The fundraiser will continue through Thursday, July 26. For more details, readers may visit http://www.gofundme.com/cuddle-bear-to-the-rescue.