In our attempt to "think like bears of action" we have started a teddy
bear distribution program supplying toys and smiles to children in need
all over the world.
We work with several excellent organizations
to distribute the bears to needy children. In the United States
we have been working with Chai Lifeline
to distribute teddies to chronically ill children. For distribution abroad we have been collaborating with Partners in Health
, and Partners AIDS Research Center
programs at the Edendale Hospital Children's Wards and the Hillcrest
AIDS Centre Orphanage. We have been able to distribute these
bears through the Massachusetts General Hospital residents travelling
abroad to work in foreign clinics. Through a very generous
startup donation from the Build-a-Bear Workshop
, we have been able to supply many teddies to children in need.
If you would like to run a bear-building event, or donate to this cause, please be in touch!
Many thanks to Maxine Clark at the Build-a-Bear Workshop and Jim Madonna of Gund for their teddy bear donations to our children!
Keep checking our website for updates on our new sites in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Bolivia and Cambodia!