A drunk driving crash is immensely terrifying, life-altering and changes you deeply at the core level.
But can you imagine living through the trauma of impaired driving as a child? At MADD, we find the thought horrifying, especially knowing that half of the children killed by drunk driving are riding with the offender.
It makes us want to reach out to comfort each child impacted by this 100% preventable crime. But, since that’s not possible, we’re asking you to donate to provide a teddy bear for law enforcement to share with a young child.
These innocent victims don’t know that mom, dad or the responsible adult is making a reckless, life-threatening decision. They don’t understand how their lives are put at risk with every passing mile. All they know is that they are scared.
This month, we will gather donations for teddy bears. Then, we will encourage law enforcement officers to request the bears you donate.
Quickly – more quickly than we would like due to the number of daily drunk driving incidents – they will get into the hands of endangered children.
Adult survivors and victims often share how painful it is to be impacted by drunk driving. The trauma is that much more intense for children, who are betrayed by the very people meant to keep them safe.
Please join us by donating to provide a bear today.