San Diego Regional Law Enforcement has been a proud supporter and partner of Rady Children’s Hospital since 1990. What began with only one officer, Brian Hardy, from the Coronado Police Department donating teddy bears has grown to more than 20 agencies supporting the Hospital through the Teddy Bear Drive.
Each year, one agency volunteers to lead the Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive, meeting monthly to plan fundraising events and volunteer activities. Their support provides thousands of teddy bears to patients each year while also providing funding for our Bereavement Program and Bedtime Carts. Their year culminates in an end of the year celebration at the Hospital that brings together representatives from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
The celebration is a special tradition for Rady Children’s as a caravan of motor/police cars arrive in front of the Hospital to a crowd of cheering patients, parents and staff. After a brief ceremony, the officers break into groups, visiting patients in various departments in the Hospital, offering a teddy bear to every patient. Each child treasures this special visit and enjoys the comfort of their new teddy bear, creating memories to last a lifetime.
You can support the Teddy Bear Fund here.
Join us this weekend at the San Diego Night Market, San Diego's FIRST and LARGEST Night Market! We teamed up with one of their sponsors, local based social media app Dip Social, to print a ton of custom drawstring bags they will be giving away at the night market every hour! Be sure to follow them on Instagram @dipsocialapp and @sdnightmarket to see what they're all about. You may download the Dip Social app HERE. See you there!
Have you ever wondered how the t-shirt came to be such an iconic staple in American fashion and culture? Originally designed as an undergarment, the t-shirt has transformed into the most ubiquitous item in apparel — and the most powerful.
Read the story of the simple garment that would transform the fashion world, create its own industry in garment decorating, and change the way messages are shared forever.
Editor’s Note: This article has been updated for accuracy and freshness in March 2019.
The Origin of the T-Shirt
The t-shirt as we know it today is an apparel staple. The simple garment is so deeply ingrained in world culture that it’s easy to forget that, relatively speaking, the t-shirt itself is quite young.
The origins of the t-shirt date back to the late 19th century, when laborers would cut their jumpsuits in half to keep cool in warmer months during the year.
The first manufactured t-shirt was invented between the Mexican-American War in 1898, and 1913 when the U.S. Navy began issuing them as standard undershirts. Read More HERE.
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