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Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District and Lehigh Elementary School host stuffed animal drives

Will benefit Department of Children and Families
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Posted at 5:33 AM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 05:33:15-04

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District is partnering with Lehigh Elementary School on a stuffed animal drive to benefit the Department of Children and Families.

The stuffed animals will be used:

  • For children who are immediately taken into their care and are placed into foster care.
  • For the Children’s Advocacy Center, where they provide therapy to children who have been sexually abused.
  • For Better Together; a program that works with at-risk youth/families to prevent them from coming into foster care.

Members of the public who wish to donate can bring a new stuffed animal to any of our fire stations listed below:

  • Station 101- 1000 Joel Blvd
  • Station 103 - 308 Gunnery Road
  • Station 104 - 3102 16th St SW
  • Station 105 - 636 Thomas Sherwin Ave S

Stuffed animals will be collected throughout April and delivered by our firefighters to Lehigh Elementary on April 30th.