"Made by a kid but not just for kids!"
What kid doesn't like a teddy bear? Cute, cuddly stuffed animals are fun for kids of all ages and when you're feeling sad or down, sometimes just giving a big "bear" hug to your favorite stuffed animal makes you feel better somehow.
I have been donating part of my sales to help kids since I started my business. When I chose Rady Children's Hospital, I didn't realize how many kids end up in the hospital for one reason or another. I'm pretty lucky and the only time I was in a hospital was for a CAT scan for a possible concussion. It was a silly accident that happened while a bunch of us were playing tag at recess. While the other kids dodged a tree, I looked the other way and ran smack dab into it with my forehead. Luckily, the concussion wasn't bad. They called it a Grade One concussion which was ironic since I was in first grade at the time. But other than that, I have always been healthy so I can only imagine what it must be like to be stuck in the hospital, especially during the holidays.
The current facility at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA holds approximately 250 beds and on most weeks those beds are full to capacity, treating kids with everything from broken bones to serious life-threatening illnesses.
This year for Christmas my goal was to deliver 250 teddy bears to kids at Rady. With the help of many generous people and adding in my own money, I raised $5130 which bought 1800 bears! A truck was generously donated for the delivery. See details below.
With any donation amount up to $25:
100% of all donations bought bears. I paid any extra costs like shipping, etc. Donations are closed for this year. Thank you to all who donated.
We put together a short video to show the day we tied donation tags on 1000 bears. With the help of my parents, it was a really fun time!
With a donation amount of $25 or more:
The first 100 bears sorted, tagged & counted. Just 1700 to go before Dec. 18.
Sponsor a Rady Bear for Christmas 2009
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RADY BEAR SPONSORS
NOTE: On the PayPal donation page, please enter your name or company name you would like on your bear's name tag. Also enter your website address.
RADY BEAR SUPPORTERS
Mike Cohen -
Eric & Connie Nikiforoff
Special thanks to:
Lisa Vinton and Darcy Jones of Only2Degrees in Temecula, CA. With just one tweet to them, they made a few phone calls and within a day, we had several offers for trucks to deliver the bears.
Rachel Mason of Hemet Hospice in Hemet, CA who generously donated the use of their truck.
By special delivery:
One dozen stuffed animals generously donated by Build-A-Bear Workshop
"Every kind act is charity."
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