Chaney’s Champions Donating 120 Teddy Bears to Apex Police Department

Donation Event Will Take Place Thursday, May 24 at 4pm

APEX, NC – Chaney’s Champions, a 501C3 non-profit based in Apex, NC, will be holding a donation event on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 4:00pm to donate 120 teddy bears to the Apex Police Department.
Turner Creek students displayed how they would pay it forward with acts of kindness
The event is made possible through the generous financial donations of Turner Creek Elementary families
The donation event will take place at the Apex Police Department and was made possible through the generous efforts of students from Turner Creek Elementary, who raised money to purchase the 120 “Chaney” bears.
The event will feature remarks from representatives from Chaney’s Champions, representatives from Turner Creek Elementary and Apex Police Chief John Letteney.
Friday’s ceremony marks the second donation event for Apex Police Department since Chaney’s Champions was formed in 2016 and brings Chaney’s Champions total donation to Apex PD to 220 “Chaney” bears.
Apex PD has given the bears to comfort children in a variety of crisis situations over the past year and a half. In addition to donations to Apex, Chaney’s Champions has donated an additional 225 “Chaney” bears to three other Triangle-based law enforcement agencies (Durham County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Hillsborough Police Department).
Chaney bear in action. June 12, 2017 WTVD story, “Apex girl helps save cousin from drowning, honored by police
Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran, who passed away suddenly from SIDS at 10 weeks old. Chaney’s Champions was created to provide teddy bears to organizations that encounter children in a crisis situation. The “Chaney Bears” are used to help bring comfort to children in need and provide opportunities to pay kindness forward and embody the mission of Chaney’s Champions to #ChampionOn with small tokens of kindness.
To fulfill its mission, Chaney’s Champions depends on the generous financial support of family, friends, & members of the surrounding community.
More information about Chaney’s Champions may be found at
About Chaney’s Champions – Chaney’s Champions is a 501C3 non-profit located in Apex, NC. Founded in 2016, Chaney’s Champions was formed to honor the memory of Chaney James Corcoran. Its mission involves paying it forward through random acts of kindness. The organization is currently focusing its work on donating teddy bears to area law enforcement agencies to be used to assist children in need.


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