Photo by Steve Shay
Dr. Jim Coleman, D.D.S., of Burien, & staff invite the public to stop in with a new or slightly used stuffed animal which they will then donate to the emergency room at Highline Medical Center. They say that cuddling these foamy furballs helps calm patients young and old. Pictured L-R are staff members, and sisters, Tina Shawver & Venesa Halen with Dr. Coleman.

Burien dentist Dr. Jim Coleman & staff invite public to stop into their office with donated stuffed animal

Each holiday season through Christmas Burien dentist Dr. Jim Coleman and his team asks the public to donate stuffed animals to their office which they then deliver to Highline Medical Center’s emergency room. Dr. Coleman said that emergency room patients, and not just children, become calmer while hugging the cuddly critters.

Those who come in with a stuffed animal can put their name in a bowl and a winner will be selected to receive a gift certificate redeemable at any Burien shop for $100.

Lynn Coleman, Jim's wife, invites people to donate stuffed animals by stopping by the office during business hours at 1800 SW 152nd St., Burien. New, or gently used stuffed animals are preferred because of the hospital environment.

Their office number is 206-242-4477.

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