THE STORY OF BUDDY BEAR PATROL
A philanthropic program of the Assistance League of Albuquerque
Buddy Bear Patrol was born in 1992 right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was named after our own Assistance League of Albuquerque, President Buddy Rollag. It is now in chapters across the country. Over those decades, more than 50,000 stuffed bears, with their cute little Assistance League T-shirts, have been distributed to more than 35 agencies. This includes; but is not limited to, Albuquerque Police and Fire Departments, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Departments, CYFD, and Crimes Against Children.
These cute little furry critters have helped more than 50,000 traumatized children suffering from domestic violence, severe illness, death, fire in their homes, incarceration of a parent, and many other horrific situations. Buddy Bears have changed countless tears into smiles, despair into hope, and loneliness into a feeling of security and love.
This year we are celebrating our 30th anniversary of Buddy Bear Patrol and with your help, we can expand this program and continue turning a small child’s tears into a smile from ear to ear! Please give from your heart to bless a small child’s life.