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"Bears for Christmas - A True Fairy Tale"
Once upon a time a little boy named Jason wanted to do something special to help out other kids for Christmas. He knew children liked toys and stuffed bears so in late July, he decided to start a fundraiser. His plan was to use as much of his business money as he could to buy teddy bears for kids in the hospital but he knew if he could get others to help out, he would be able to buy a lot more bears. He set a goal of donating 250 bears to kids at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, California.
Money came in slowly at first but after KNSD interviewed Jason on their news and MSN ran his story on their website home page, donations came down like snow.
Money wasn't the only thing that people donated. Junior Achievement in Los Angeles, California donated special teddy bears and an assortment of stuffed animals arrived from Build-A-Bear Workshop.
Many kids had a very special Christmas this year because of Jason's efforts and all of the kind and generous people who helped out. For a list of supporters & other details, click here.
Getting ready to load in truck
Unloading bags at Rady
Stuffed animals from Build-A-Bear
Taking a rest from carrying the bags
Hemet Hospice staff, Rady staff, my parents & me
Rady staff, Hemet Hospice staff, & me
"Giving has no limits."
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