Bear Donations Nov 2019-Nov 2020 (1800 Bears)

Thank you, Gloria Brown, for the outstanding work you have done,  and continue to do, collecting and delivering bears to children everywhere. And, thank you, Bears Artists, for continuing to make these little toys with so much love. Thank you, all!

November 201950 bears to the Cleveland Clinic Children with Genetic Gastrointestinal Diseases program

December 201925 bears to the Sanctuary of Verde Valley (Domestic Violence Shelter) Holiday Party for the shelter residents and community transition program children

February and March 202043 bears to the Health Start Program at North Country Healthcare in Flagstaff (balance due once reopened – 77 to equal requested 120 bears)

February 20207 bears to Healthy Families Arizona in Flagstaff and Page (balance due is 28 on hold to total 35 bears upon reopening offices)
August 202024 bears to Carrie Dallas for Lasting Indigenous Family Enrichment (L.I.F.E.) Program and Native Americans for Community Action (N.A.C.A.) in Flagstaff
September 202032 bears to Darrell R. Marks, Native American Academic Adviser at Flagstaff High School for distribution to several Native American tribes in Northern Arizona
December 2020100 bears to Darrell R. Marks, Native American Academic Adviser at Flagstaff High School with Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans and Arizona Daily Sun reporter and photographer for delivery to Fourth Nation for holiday packages with food and clothing items.

December 202010 bears to Arizona Department of Child Safety, Cottonwood – DiNel Gabaldon
December 2020 - 50 bears to Arizona Department of Child Safety, Flagstaff for distribution to the Northwest Region offices – Bernadette Solheim

December 2020 -  bears to a needy family at the Cottonwood Community School.

January 202120 bears to the Apache Junction Regional Office (Northeast Region) of the Arizona Dept. of Child Safety in Mesa  - Theresa and 20 bears to the Maricopa East Regional Office in Mesa – Pamela Harris, Community Outreach. Delivered by Barbara Bank.

 

January 202110 bears to Northland Family Help Center, Flagstaff, a program for domestic violence services and trafficking prevention.– Shaleen Seward, Executive Director
February 202110 locally created bears to the Sedona Fire District for EMT trucks to Battalion Chief Ed Mezulis and accompanied by Sedona Councilwoman Kathy Kinsella.

February 202150 bears presented to the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program of Yavapai County for their Camp Verde and Prescott offices to Jen Bahr, Dependency Coordinator, and Lora Mazza, CASA volunteer.

February 2021100 bears to The Arizona Dept. of Child Safety for Maricopa West Regional Office in Glendale with Emily Krokosz – Tashira Turner, Executive Staff Assistant
February 2021235 bears to Accel Program for special needs children and adults in Phoenix – with Emily Krokosz. Balance due – 165 to total 400
March 202150 bears to the Cottonwood Fire Department, Rick Contreras – Fire Marshall, to be used for emergencies and in the school system for fire safety classes.  Accompanied by Emily Krokosz.
March 202110 bears to the Care Portal, a foster care program at the Verde Valley Chrisitan Church in Cottonwood, delivered by Emily Krokosz to program chair, Kim.
March 2021165 bears were given to Jessie Bustamante of the Accel school program in Phoenix to complete their initial request.
April 2021 – 35 bears to Naomi House, Navajo Nation, a home for 32-33 abused and neglected children.
April 2021 – 35 bears to Abide House, Camp Verde – a home and support program for new mothers.

April 2021 – 15 bears given to Chicago Chesed Fund for kids in need by Dr. Barbara Bank.
May 2021 – 100 bears presented to the Yavapai County Office of the Sheriff for emergent situations involving children.
May 2021100 bears to Mary Stelpstra of the Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Clarkdale for their backpacks for refugee children through the Lutheran Social Services in Phoenix.  

May 2021 – 158 bears to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) for their Welcome Center in Phoenix - a 24/7 shelter to house asylum-seeking families released from detention.  From there, they will be reunited with their sponsor families. 

May 2021 – Linda Maxson and her sister-in-law delivered 12 bears to the Auglaize County Crisis Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio - a domestic violence shelter program.
July 202115 bears delivered by Gloria Brown and Patty Hoisch to the Agape House Family Shelter in Prescott, Arizona
July 202120 bears delivered by Gloria Brown accompanied by a committee of Democrats of the Red Rocks to the Yavapai-Apache Community Center, represented by Lawrence Johnson Sr. who presented a history of this local nation to our group.
July 202150 bears to Casa Alitas, Tucson, Arizona – a shelter for asylum seekers that provides shelter, food, and clothing prior to their leaving for their permanent homes.  Delivered by Peggy Felici-Gessner.
August 20214 bears with amputations, delivered by Marla Simon to the Hanger Clinic to be brought to children in Mexico with amputated legs.

August 2021 – 139 bears to Casa Alitas, Tucson, Arizona transported by Hank and Sue McCauley on their way home from vacationing in Sedona and being delivered to Peggy Felici-Gessner to bring to the Casa Alitas program. 

Fall 202150 bears from NYU Naughty Knitters being brought to the Dominican Republic by nurse practitioner Kelly Kreis and Waves of Health.

October 202116 bears to Marla Simon for distribution to the Hanger Clinic in Phoenix for children with amputated legs in Arizona and Mexico.
October 202125 bears to Toys for Tots Holiday collection in Verde Valley.  Delivered by Michael Shapiro.

November 2021 – Additional 12 bears with amputations delivered with original 20 totaling 32 bears with shortened legs delivered by Marla Simon and Gloria Brown to the Hanger Clinic in Phoenix to be divided with 16 for the Phoenix Clinic child clients through Jilian Okimoro, Certified Prosthetist and 16 to be delivered by therapist Anna to children in Mexico.


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Bears for Children in Jamaican Orphanage

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Goal: 50 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: March 5
Collection State: NY
Coordinator:
Loredana

Project Ambassadors:
John Buonviaggio
Destination: Kingston
COMPLETED BEARS:

Countries where we have sent our bears

Bears for Children Immigrant Children in South Texas

Goal: 100 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: Sept 26
Collection State: NJ and NY
Coordinators:
Ronnie and Loredana

Project Ambassador:
Mera Champion
Destination: Soutwest Key Programs - Texas
SPONSORED BY: WESTMED Inc.

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children in JORDAN AND PALESTINE

Goal: 100 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: March 30
Collection State: NY
Coordinator:
Loredana

Project Ambassadors:
Lamiah Askar
Destination: Refugee Camps
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:

Bears for Children in GUYANA

Goal: 25 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: Nov 10
Collection State: NY
Coordinator:
Loredana

Project Ambassadors:
Latchmi
Destination: Guyana
COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for children in TANZANIA

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Goal: 50 Bears

Collection Date: Feb 1, 2019
Collection State: NY
Coordinator: Rick Church
Project Ambassador:
Katherine Pulick, RN
Destination: Weill Bugando Medical Center, Mwanza,Tanzania

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for children in KENYA

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Goal: 70 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: April 25, 2019
Collection State: NY
Coordinator: Loredana
Isabel and Therese Macalintal Harambee USA Foundation
Destination: Kenya

COMPLETED BEARS:

20 Bears for children in GUATEMALA

Project Origin: USA
Destination: Guatemala - Aug 2020
Project Coordinator: Leslie Jacoby
Project Ambassador: Chris

Bears for IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

Goal: 100 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: IMMEDIATELY
Collection State: NY and NJ
Coordinator:
Ronnie Landis, Robert Landis and Loredana

Project Ambassadors:
Southwest Key Programs
Destination: Texas
SPONSORED BY: WESTMED Inc.
COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for children at the Cleveland Clinic's Pediatric Institute

Goal: 50 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: Nov. 1, 2019
Collection State: ARIZONA
Coordinator: Gloria Brown
In cooperation with Linda Kimberly at
Sedona Knit Wits
Destination: Cleveland

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children in GUYANA

Goal: 150 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: October 15
Collection State: NY
Coordinator:
Loredana

Project Ambassadors:
Kareen Lambert
Destination: Guyana
COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children in SYRIA/TURKISH BORDER

Humanitarian mission to refugee camps

Goal: 50 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: Mar 23
Collection State: NY
Coordinator: Loredana and Lamiah
Project Ambassador:
Fatimah Awad (Seattle)
Destination: Syria/Turkish border and Palestine

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children in NEW YORK

Goal: 90 Bears

Project: FULL
Collection Date: Jan 15
Collection State: NY
Coordinator: Loredana
Project Ambassador:
Estella Natal
Destination: The Floating Hospital, Long Island

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children in New Jersey

Goal: 40 Bears

Project FULL
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 in MALAYSIA

Goal: 20 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: Aug 28
Collection State: NY
Coordinator: Loredana
Project Ambassador:
Rick Church
Destination: Home of Peace, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children at Union County YWCA domestic violence program

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Goal: 30 Bears

Collection Date: March 1
Collection State: MD
Coordinator: Gloria Brown
Project Ambassador:
Gloria Brown
Destination: New Jersey

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children at Safe Passage Center in Maryland

Goal: 25 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: May 1
Collection State: NJ
Coordinators:
Ronnie and Loredana

Project Ambassador:
Leslie Jacoby
Destination: Safe Passage Center
SPONSORED BY: WESTMED Inc.

COMPLETED BEARS:

20 Bears for children in HONDURAS

Project Origin: USA
Destination: Honduras - Dec. 2019
Project Coordinator: Rick church

Bears for IMMIGRANT CHILDREN

Goal: 225 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: Aug. 20
Collection State: NY and NJ
Coordinator:
Ronnie Landis, Robert Landis and Loredana

Project Ambassadors:
Southwest Key Programs
Destination: Texas
SPONSORED BY: WESTMED Inc.
COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children in MARYLAND

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Goal: 80 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: April 12
Collection State: MD
Coordinator: Ronnie Landis and Leslie Jacoby
Project Ambassador:
Leslie Jacoby
Destination: Montgomery County Kids Spot and Montgomery County Safe Spot for Children
SPONSORED BY: WESTMED Inc.

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children in COTE D'IVOIRE

Goal:57 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: Mar 31
Collection State: NY
Coordinator: Loredana
Project Ambassador:
Therese Macalintal
Destination: Africa

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children at Montgomery County Children’s Services

Goal: 80 Bears

Collection Date: Feb 15
Project: FULL
Sponsored by: Westmed Inc.

Coordinator: Leslie Jacoby
Project Ambassador:
Karen Meyers-Mull, M. Ed
Destination: Montgomery County Children’s Services in Maryland
COMPLETED BEARS:

50 Bears for children in PERU

Project FULL
Project Origin: USA
Destination: Comunidad de Niños La Sagrada Familia Coordinator: Loredana
Project Ambassador:
Estella Natal


Bears for Children in LEBANON

Goal: 50 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: May 25
Collection State: NY
Coordinator: Loredana and Lamiah
Project Ambassador:
Dareen Hakim
Destination: Lebanon

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children at BALTIMORE OUTREACH SERVICES

Goal: 40 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: Nov 2017

Coordinator:
Leslie Jacoby and Gail Steinweg

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

57 Bears for Children at the Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center

Project Origin: USA
Destination: New York City
Coordinator: Maria Teresa Cometto & Glauco Maggi
Project Ambassador:
Maria Teresa Cometto, Glauco Maggi and Loredana


Bears for Children at Safe Passage Center in Maryland

Goal: 25 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: May 1
Collection State: NJ
Coordinators:
Ronnie and Loredana

Project Ambassador:
Leslie Jacoby
Destination: Safe Passage Center
SPONSORED BY: WESTMED Inc.

COMPLETED BEARS:

Bears for Children Immigrant Children in Phoenix

Goal: 100 Bears

Project FULL
Collection Date: Dec 15
Collection State: NJ and NY
Coordinators:
Ronnie and Loredana

Project Ambassador:
Lily Tequida
Destination: Soutwest Key Programs - Phoenix, Arizona
SPONSORED BY: WESTMED Inc.

COMPLETED BEARS: