Breaking News Bar
updated: 5/8/2014 7:20 PM

Libertyville chiropractor collects for kids

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Libertyville chiropractor Dr. Tom Bennett, left, and Libertyville firefighter Brian Bagdon look through bags of stuffed animals Bennett collected from patients and donated at the Libertyville fire station headquarters Thursday. The animals are given to kids on emergency calls.

       Libertyville chiropractor Dr. Tom Bennett, left, and Libertyville firefighter Brian Bagdon look through bags of stuffed animals Bennett collected from patients and donated at the Libertyville fire station headquarters Thursday. The animals are given to kids on emergency calls.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Libertyville firefighter Brian Bagdon loads stuffed animals into an ambulance. The animals were donated by Libertyville chiropractor Dr. Tom Bennett, who collected them from his patients. The animals are given to kids on emergency calls.

       Libertyville firefighter Brian Bagdon loads stuffed animals into an ambulance. The animals were donated by Libertyville chiropractor Dr. Tom Bennett, who collected them from his patients. The animals are given to kids on emergency calls.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
 

Libertyville chiropractor Dr. Tom Bennett donated 502 new stuffed animals to the Libertyville Fire Department to be given to children during crisis situations.

Bennett collected the toys from patients April 30 during the annual drive his office sponsored. The stuffed animals are used by local police and firefighters to help comfort scared children.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

"It's a thing they (firefighters and police officers) do regularly but don't have a budget for it, so they rely on donations," Bennett said Thursday.

This is the 16th year Bennett Chiropractic Care in Libertyville has done the "Cuddly Critters" collection and donation to emergency providers. The donation happens every spring.

"When they're (children) in the ambulance, they're scared -- very unknown situation going on. It's a comfort for them." Libertyville firefighter Brian Bagdon said of the stuffed animals.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here