Thank you for your generous donation of the bears for the Time Out Teddy Program. These teddy bears were donated by the Exchange Club of Painesville to the Painesville Police Department and Forbes House. The idea behind the Time Out Teddy Program is to remind children (and adults) that police officers are working to help and protect the community. It is no doubt that life becomes stressful sometimes. Being able to present these teddy bears to any child in a crisis situation helps to provide a sense of calmness and comfort. They also help to remind people that sometimes it is okay to take a “time out”, or take a moment to take a breath, before a situation gets out of control.