***Note: our programs in NY, NJ and Maryland have been closed. If you wish to donate bears to our Arizona program, please contact Gloria Brown through our contact form on this site. Thank you!

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 us form.


Made by: Judy C. (NJ)


Made by:  NYU Naughty Knitters (NY)

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


Made by: Ilil A. and the Stuy Town Knitters (NY)


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


Made by: Donya S. (NY)


Made by: Janet B. (Florida)


"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 at Casa Alitas
in Tucson, Arizona

Collection Date: Ungoing
Collection State: ARIZONA
Coordinator: Gloria Brown
Ambassador: Peggy Felici-Gessner
Destination: Shelter for immigrant families awaiting final destinations in the US and organized by Catholic Community Services

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If you wish to contribute bears to this beautiful project, please reach out to us by using the Contact us
form on this site.
Thank you!

Bears for Native American Children in various nations
in Arizona

Collection Date: Ungoing
Collection State: ARIZONA
Coordinator: Gloria Brown
Destination: Tribal communities including Navajo and Hopi nation.
***
If you wish to contribute bears to this beautiful project, please reach out to us by using the Contact us
form on this site.
Thank you!

200 Bears for Immigrant Children in South Texas

Project Completed
Project Origin: USA
Destination: Texas-2019
Coordinator:Ronnie & Loredana
Ambassador: Mera Champion
SPONSORED BY: WESTMED Inc.


50 Bears for for children in Baltimore

Project Completed
Project Origin: USA
Destination: Baltimore - Dec. 2019
Coordinator:Leslie Jacoby


Bears for Children Immigrant Children in Houston/El Paso/San Antonio

Goal: 100 Bears

Project Completed
Collection Date: Oct 11
Collection State: NJ and NY
Coordinators:
Ronnie and Loredana

Project Ambassador:
Darrien Howze
Destination: Soutwest Key Programs - Houston
SPONSORED BY: WESTMED Inc.

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for children at Hanger Clinic Prosthetics and Orthotics
in Arizona

NOTE: In these bears, one leg is made with half of the rows of the pattern to accommodate the need for prosthesis for these recipient children.
Collection Date: Ungoing
Collection State: ARIZONA
Coordinator:Gloria Brown
Ambassador:Marla Simon
Destination: Nationwide organization with clinics in Cottonwood, Prescott and other Arizona locations. They also supply prosthetic devices to children in need in Mexico and other countries.

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If you wish to contribute bears to this beautiful project, please reach out to us by using the Contact us
form on this site.
Thank you!

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

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Goal: 200 Bears

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

Bears for children at the Al Nisaa Shelter

Goal: 25 Bears

Project Completed
Collection Date: Dec 15, 2019
Collection State: NY and MD
Coordinator: Leslie Jacoby and Sophoronia Spicer
Muslimat Al Nisaa

COMPLETED BEARS:

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Bear Bank: 0