At Orora Packaging Solutions (OPS) we take pride in giving back to the communities we do business in! We were extremely proud to work with the Lombard Police Department in Chicago on a special project to benefit our community.
The officers of Lombard PD carry “Comfort Bears” in their patrol vehicles in case they encounter children in a traumatic situation. When an officer encounters a child who is caught in the middle of some type of police response, these bears will already be on hand for those children. The bears are intended to calm the children and make the situation less frightening. Research has shown that children in traumatic or stressful circumstances are significantly calmed by a transitional object, like a teddy bear or journal. The bears, however, came packaged in a plastic bag, which is a choking and suffocation hazard for small children.