Operation Fuzzy Wuzzy II

A collection for the children of Sandy Hook, Newtown

About Operation Fuzzy Wuzzy II

Operation Fuzzy Wuzzy II is hoping to spread some comfort to the Newtown community by collecting new teddy bears for the children of the town after the Friday, Dec. 14, Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre.

bearsNew Canaan Advertiser parenting columnist and staff writer Julie Butler along with her friend Deborah Johns sprung into action as news of the Newtown school shootings spread that Friday.

They offered help and comfort with Operation Fuzzy Wuzzy II, modeled after the first Operation Fuzzy Wuzzy, which was done to help comfort a town in Russia after a school shooting there. [See story: Community starts up collection of teddy bears for Newtown kids]

The weekend after Christmas, staffers at Hersam Acorn Newspapers, which owns the New Canaan Advertiser, and other volunteers plan to distribute the bears in Newtown.

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Email fuzzywuzzy@ncadvertiser.com if you have questions about donating bears or want to help deliver the bears.

DONATE MONEY
If you are interested in making a financial donation to help offset counseling and other services for Newtown survivors, please consider donating:

Below is a map displaying where the donated bears have come from. Unfortunately, some donations have been anonymous, so we are not able to provide origins of all the bears.

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Austin, TX: 30.267153, -97.743061
Durham, NC: 35.994033, -78.898619
Durham, NC: 35.961335, -78.868790
Riverside, CT: 41.033767, -73.578484
Meriden, CT: 41.538153, -72.807043
Boca Raton, FL : 26.358688, -80.083098
New Canaan, CT: 41.146800, -73.494900
Norcross, GA: 33.941213, -84.213531
Fishkill, NY: 41.535649, -73.899025
San Jose, CA: 37.339386, -121.894955
Pennsdale, PA: 41.241951, -76.797928
New Haven, CT: 41.308153, -72.928158
Torrington, CT: 41.800652, -73.121221
Bloomfield, NJ: 40.806755, -74.185421
Windsor, CT: 41.852500, -72.644167
Boston, MA: 42.358431, -71.059773
Toledo, OH: 41.663938, -83.555212
Enfield, NH: 43.640644, -72.143983
Thomaston, CT: 41.674334, -73.072404
Yuma, AZ: 32.692651, -114.627692
New Jersey : 40.058324, -74.405661
Plymouth State Art : 43.761374, -71.682102
Toledo, OH: 41.674963, -83.510513
Fanwood, NJ: 40.640936, -74.383484
Enfield, CT: 41.975000, -72.549444
Chicago, IL: 41.878114, -87.629798
Paducah, KY: 37.083389, -88.600048
Huntingdon Valley, Pa: 40.137990, -75.072796
Orefield, PA: 40.634818, -75.584353
Clifton Park, NY: 42.860240, -73.780891
Wilton, CT: 41.201389, -73.437500
Danbury, CT: 41.394817, -73.454011
Easton, CT: 41.265833, -73.300833
Waterford, CT: 41.354239, -72.164816
Middletown, CT: 41.562321, -72.650649
New Canaan, CT: 41.146800, -73.494900
Shelton, CT: 41.316486, -73.093164
Monroe, CT: 41.336111, -73.225833
Darien, CT: 41.077191, -73.468686
Greenwich, CT: 41.038889, -73.613611
Manchester, CT: 41.759927, -72.532314
Newtown, CT: 41.413932, -73.303482
Putnam, CT: 41.906111, -71.870278
Oxford, CT: 41.433820, -73.116839
Brookfield, CT: 41.468611, -73.391944
Milford, CT: 41.230698, -73.064036
Canada: 56.130366, -106.346771
Hawaii: 19.896766, -155.582782
North Carolina: 35.759573, -79.019300
Yankton, SD: 42.871109, -97.397281
Rapbun Gap, GA: 34.959366, -83.410983
Easton, PA: 40.688432, -75.220732
Richmond, VA: 37.540725, -77.436048
Illinois: 40.633125, -89.398528
Sacramento, CA: 38.581572, -121.494400
The Bay Area, CA: 37.774929, -122.419416
Buffalo, NY: 42.886447, -78.878369
Memphis, TN: 35.149534, -90.048980
Radcliff, KY: 37.840346, -85.949130
Tennessee: 35.517491, -86.580447
Jersey Shore: 40.216635, -74.009399
Fullterton, CA: 33.870292, -117.925338
Florida: 27.664827, -81.515754
Washington, D.C.: 38.895112, -77.036366
Washington: 47.751074, -120.740139
Pottstown, PA: 40.245374, -75.649630
Cincinnatti, OH: 39.103118, -84.512020
Worcester, MA: 42.262593, -71.802293
NYC: 40.714353, -74.005973
Arlington, VA: 38.879970, -77.106770
Kent, OH: 41.153667, -81.357886
Tuscaloosa, AL: 33.209841, -87.569173
Yucaipa, CA: 34.033625, -117.043087
Louisiana: 31.244823, -92.145024
Arizona: 34.048928, -111.093731
Vermont: 44.558803, -72.577841
Maryland: 39.045755, -76.641271
Boston, MA: 42.359559, -71.045837
Sao Paulo, Brazil: -21.846204, -49.568253
Pittsburgh, PA: 40.440625, -79.995886
Crossroads, TX: 30.964222, -96.790718
Altadena, CA: 34.189727, -118.131182
Perkasie, PA: 40.372048, -75.292676
Media, PA : 39.922338, -75.422819
Old Saybrook, CT: 41.296016, -72.384530
Silverdale, WA: 47.703948, -122.723367
Dillsburg, PA: 40.110926, -77.034978
Newington, CT : 41.697300, -72.722829
Lynn, MA: 42.466763, -70.949494
Kingsland, GA: 30.799956, -81.689826
Houston, TX: 29.760193, -95.369390
Brooklyn, NY: 40.650000, -73.950000
Ft. Wayne, IN: 41.079273, -85.139351
Boca Raton, FL : 26.348191, -80.086212
Los Angeles, CA: 34.052234, -118.243685
Eugene, OR: 44.052069, -123.086754
Capitola, CA: 36.975228, -121.953293

Bears can be dropped off at the following locations:

New Canaan Advertiser, 42 Vitti St., New Canaan, CT 06840
New Canaan Firehouse, 60 Main St., New Canaan, CT 06840
Hersam Acorn Newspapers, 1000 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
Stew Leonards, 99 Federal Road, Danbury, CT 06811
Stew Leonards, 3475 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111
Stew Leonards, 100 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
Stew Leonards, One Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers, NY 10710
Click here for hours and directions to Stew Leonards locations

Other drop of locations:

Connecticut

Milford Bank
Main Office: 33 Broad St., Milford CT
Woodmont Office: 259 Merwin Ave., Milford, CT
Devon Office, 205 Bridgeport Ave., Milford, CT
Post Road East Office, 1455 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT
Post Road West Office, 295 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT
Stratford Office, 2336 Main St., Stratford, CT
Shop Rite Branch., 250 Barnum Ave. Cutoff Stratford, CT
Hours can be found by clicking here

Stadium Sports Bar & Grille -550 Chase Ave., Waterbury, CT
Monday through Wednesday, 4pm to close; Thursday through Sunday, 11am to close.
stadiumbarsct.com stadium bar & grille on facebook

Summers Insurance - 616 Federal Road,Brookfield, CT
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30am – 5pm; Tuesday, 11am- 5pm

Giove’s Pizza Kitchen - 494 Bridgeport Ave, STE 102, Shelton CT 06484
Sunday 11am – 9pm; Monday thru Thursday, 10am – 9pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am – 10pm

Petco - 431 Westport Ave., Norwalk, CT
Petco - 340 Grasmere Ave., Fairfield CT
Monday through Friday, 9am – 9pm; Saturday, 8am – 9pm; Sunday, 9am – 6pm

In Style - Dolan Plaza (next to Newtown Savings Bank) Greenwood Ave., Bethel ct 06810

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro -Westfarms Mall – 1502 New Britain Ave, Farmington, CT 06032
860-561-0097 11am – 10pm

Trendowski and Allen Legal Solutions – PcTronics-Solutions,LLC
186 Center Street Wallingford, CT 06492 203.921.8575 9am – 6pm

William Pitt Sotheby’s offices:
1057 Post Rd,  Darien, CT
112 Federal Rd, Danbury, CT
2000 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT
342 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT
199 Post Rd E, Westport, CT
13 Main St, Essex, CT
147 Rowayton Ave, Norwalk, CT
26 Cherry St, New Canaan, CT
Julia B Fee Sotheby’s Westchester locations! http://m.juliabfee.com/offices/
Litchfield Hill Sotheby’s locations http://m.litchfieldhillssir.com/offices/
https://www.facebook.com/pati.holmes and 8 others

Kentucky

In Paducah, Ky., you can drop off bears at City Rockers Pizza, Lone Oak Supervalue, Parker’s Drive In, and Mainstage Performing Arts.

Bears can be donated until Friday, Dec. 28. (Note: The Advertiser office will be closed for Christmas from Saturday, Dec. 22, though Tuesday, Dec. 25. But the New Canaan Firehouse is open 24/7)

 

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