Arnaud's To Make Teddy Bear Donation To NOPD
NEW ORLEANS – NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, along with Deputy Chiefs and Commanders, will accept a donation of hundreds of teddy bears as a result of the NOPD’s third annual Teddy Bear Program, initiated by Arnaud’s Restaurant and in partnership with the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation (NOPJF).
On Thursday, Jan. 5, reps from Arnaud’s Restaurant and the NOPJF, including Katy Casbarian, co-owner of Arnaud’s Restaurant, and Melanie Talia, Chief Executive Office of the NOPJF, will meet at NOPD headquarters, 715 South Broad St., at 10:00 a.m., to make the donation.
The teddy bears will be placed in NOPD vehicles for officers to distribute to children they encounter on duty that have been traumatized due to tragedy or victimization, along with distraught family members. In addition, a portion of the teddy bears donated will be earmarked for the Baton Rouge Police Department to share the goodwill after devastating floods and violence in that area.