Knitted and crocheted bears, voluntarily made by creative and generous people, are being donated to children across the world. They are reaching orphanages, schools, remote villages as well as hospitals where children are undergoing medical tests or treatments.

It is our hope that these small and easy-to-make toys will touch the hearts of many and provide joy to all.

For more information or to participate send us an email using the 'contact' tab above. 


Made by: Kelly B. (New York) - Kelly's very first bear!


Made by: Peggy G. (Queens, NY)


Made by: Tara S. (New York)


Made by: Barbara S. with the ladies at Community Lutheran Church in Sterling (VA)

Made by:  Bear Artists at Lion Brand Yarn Studio - Free Knitting Without Borders Event with Jennifer Tichenor and Tricia Voda (New York)


Made by: Ann C. (Massachusetts)

Made by: Linda M. & the Trinity United Methodist Women (Ohio)


Made by: NYU Naughty Knitters (New York)


Made by: Judy C. (New Jersey)


"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Dr. Maya Angelou

Bears for Children in New Jersey

Goal: 40 Bears

Collection Date: Oct 20
Collection State: NJ
Coordinator: Ronnie Landis
Project Ambassador:
Gloria Brown
Destination: Oasis A Haven for Women and Children in Paterson, NJ

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children at the Montgomery County Circuit Court

Goal: 25 Bears

Collection Date: Oct 1
Collection State: MD
If you wish to contribute bears to this project, please contact us.

Collection State: MD
Coordinator: Leslie Jacoby
Project Ambassador:
Leslie Jacoby
Destination: Montgomery County Circuit Court, Rockville, MD

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children in Maryland

Goal: 100 Bears

Collection Date: Oct 30
Collection State: MD
If you wish to contribute bears to this project, please contact us.

Coordinator: Leslie Jacoby
Project Ambassador:
Marlene Clark
Destination: Montgomery County Court House Kids Spot Family Services, Shepard and Enoch Pratt Foundation

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children in GUYANA

Goal: 120 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: Sept 20
Collection State: NY
Coordinator: Loredana
Project Ambassador: Carol Bagot
Destination: OSHAG Medical Mission Oct 2017

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children in GUYANA

Goal: 100 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: Sept 26
Collection State: NY
Coordinator: Loredana
Project Ambassador:
Kareen Lambert
Destination: Guyana - Medical Mission Nov 2017

COMPLETED BEARS:

30 Bears for Children in TANZANIA

Goal: 30 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: Sept 15
Collection State: NY
Coordinator: Ronnie Landis
Project Ambassadors:
Siddhesh Angle
Destination:Arusha, Tanzania
Arusha Children

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears made: 6717 and counting...

Bears for children at the Shoe4Africa Children's Hospital in KENYA


Goal: 100 Bears

Collection Date: Sept. 2017
Coordinators:
Loredana D. and Ronnie L.
Project Ambassador:
Toby Tanser,
founder of Shoe4Africa
COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children in GUATEMALA

Goal: 150 Bears

Collection Date: May 2018
Collection State: MD
If you wish to contribute bears to this project, please contact us.


Coordinator:
Leslie Jacoby and Gail Steinweg

Project Ambassador:
Jim Gerlach
Destination: Village of Hope - Guatemala
COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children at BALTIMORE OUTREACH SERVICES

Goal: 40 Bears

Collection Date: Nov 2017
Collection State: MD
If you wish to contribute bears to this project, please contact us.


Coordinator:
Leslie Jacoby and Gail Steinweg

Project Ambassador:
Karen Adkins
Destination: Children in homeless shelter
COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children in REFUGEE CAMPS

Goal: 30 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: July 1
Collection State: NY
Coordinator: Loredana
Project Ambassador:
Lamiah Askar
Destination: Middle East

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for hospitalized Children in GHANA

Goal: 100 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: June 20
Collection State: NY
Coordinator: Loredana
Project Ambassador:
Rick Church
Destination: Ghana Hospital

COMPLETED BEARS: