Vermont Teddy Bears for Children Affected by the Terrorist Attacks on September 11–Truth! but Now Over!
Summary of eRumor:
The Vermont Teddy Bear company is asking you to come to their site and pick out a bear to be sent to the children who lost loved ones in New York and Washington D.C. There is no cost to you and you are asked to write a message that will go along with the bear to a child.
This was an authentic campaign on the part of the Vermont Teddy Bear company, but the project is now over.
Many people thought that a bear was donated for each person who visited the website and chose one. According to the Vermont Teddy Bear folks, however, that would have been more than 150,000 bears because that is how many people participated through the site. Those who went to the web page saw that the company was giving away 500 Angel Bears, Police Bears, and Firefighter Bears and you could choose which of those three options your message would be sent with.