Two local check-cashing businesses are working to collect comfort for area children.
Check Advance and Advance America are gathering stuffed animals for a Teddy Bear Drive, which provides the items to children who have experienced a traumatic event. The drive began Wednesday and continues until July 31.
Across the country, local operators associated with those companies take part in various charitable programs, said Kathy Hall, sales manager at Check Advance. This year, the two Elizabethtown locations decided to participate in the Teddy Bear Drive.