Some DFW children will get a free day of fun at the Fort Worth Zoo on Saturday, September 8, 2012, along with new teddy bears and more surprises thanks to “Travelodge’s The Great Sleepy Bear Swap.”
The Great Sleepy Bear Swap tour arrives in Texas and invites children and their families to donate a gently-used stuffed animal to charity in exchange for one free kid’s admission to the zoo and a brand new Sleepy Bear teddy bear.
While free admission is limited to the first 100 children who bring a donation, everyone at the zoo is able to participate in fun-filled activities including face painting and drawing contests along with giveaways such as temporary paw print tattoos, National Geographic activity books and Sleepy Bear masks. A keeper from the zoo will also be on hand to educate children about bears and the role they play in the wild.
Stuffed animals gathered from the events will be donated to Stuffed Animals for Emergencies (S.A.F.E.), a national organization that cleans and redistributes the toys to children in need.