Because We Care First Responder
Partnership Program

Because We Care foundation provides personalized teddy bears to law enforcement agencies, fire departments, EMS departments, and dispatch centers throughout the Central Pennsylvania region.

If your agency or department would like to receive personalized teddy bears for children you encounter during an emergency call, please fill out the request form below.   Each teddy bear will be personalized with the BWC logo and the department’s name printed on the bear’s t-shirt.  We provide the bears at no cost to the departments due to the generous donations from our local community members.

Police Departments

Altoona Police Department
Altoona Area School District Police
Logan Township Police Department
Tyrone Police Department
Bellwood Borough Police Department
Allegheny Township Police Department
Blair Township Police Department
Duncansville Police Department
Freedom Township Police Department
Greenfield Township Police Department
Hollidaysburg Borough Police Department
Blair County Sheriff’s Department
Blair County Parole and Probation Department
Huntingdon Borough Police Department
Mount Union Police Department
Hastings Borough Police Department
South Fork Borough Police Department
Gallitzin Police Department
Cresson Township Police Department
Cresson Borough Police Department
Sankertown Police Department
Admiral Peary Vo-Tech Police
UPMC Altoona Police

Dispatch Departments

Blair County 911 Dispatch

Fire Departments

City of Altoona Fire Department
Newburg Volunteer Fire Department
Pinecroft Volunteer Fire Department
Excelsior Fire Department
Neptune Volunteer Fire Company
Hookies Fire Company
Bald Eagle Volunteer Fire Company
Reade Township Volunteer Fire Department
Allegheny Township Fire Department
Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department
Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company
Friendship Fire Company
Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company
Blue Knob Volunteer Fire Department
Southern Cove Fire Company
Huntingdon Regional Fire and Rescue
Three Springs Volunteer Fire Company
Windber Fire Department

EMS Departments

Hollidaysburg Ambulance
Duncansville EMS
Cambria Alliance EMS
Ebensburg Area EMS
Forest Hills EMS
Northern EMS

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