Campus News 2011

For Immediate Release
March 4, 2011

Todd’s Teddy Bear Drive Ongoing at Schreiner University

Schreiner University’s fourth annual Todd’s Teddy Bear Drive is in full swing.

In the past three years, more than 1,500 new stuffed animals have been donated by students, faculty, staff and community members.

Since this year’s drive began on February 11 more than 200 stuffed animals have been collected. The goal is to collect 1,200 and the drive ends March 31.
A young man named Todd Schwennesen inspired Todd’s Teddy Bear drive. While a student at Schreiner University, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. During treatment at M.D. Anderson hospital, Todd saw many children undergoing similar treatment. At that moment he told his mother that for Christmas he would deliver teddy bears to each cancer patient at M.D. Anderson. Unfortunately, Todd’s health declined drastically and he was unable to complete his mission. In honor of his compassion for others, Schreiner students joined together to collect teddy bears and send them to M.D. Anderson and other hospitals in need. Todd lost his battle to cancer on April 19, 2008, but his compassion for others will live on through Todd’s Teddy Bear Drive.

Please note that due to the children’s illnesses only new bears can be accepted.

Stuffed animals can be dropped off at the student activities office located in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center first floor.

For more information about this event, or to make a donation, call Hudson-Velazquez at 830-792-7283, or send an e-mail to

To have an e-mail reminder sent to you prior to an event please visit our CAMPUS CALENDAR.  Just click on the event you are interested in and choose the option "set reminder" on the detail page.
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