Enjoy our bear show while listening to the
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.3 - Allegro Moderato (6.46 Minutes)
Who is an ambassador? An ambassador is a person who bring our bears to the children.
How do you find an ambassador? Below are some ideas:
May I coordinate a project in my area? Absolutely! It is a rewarding experience to coordinate a project and we are here to answer any questions you may have. Just remember: the coordinator has overall responsibility for the project and inspects all bears to make sure they are safe for the children. Only yarn and poly-fill (synthetic cotton) must be used to make the bears. No buttons or any other objects are allowed.
Do I need to be part of a group to do a project? Not necessarily. Projects can be done by one person or by a group of people. A mother may organize a project for her child. The owner of a knitting store may organize a project for his/her clients. A group of seniors may get together to work on a project for their religious organization. These, of course, are only a few ideas.
How many bears are in a project? Projects can be as little as 3 bears or as many as your ambassador can carry.
How do I get my project on your web site? Contact us and we will publish your project. Send us pictures of your bears - without people, please - and we will add them to the bear gallery.
- Every time I knit a bear I feel a gift has been given to me - a gift to share. - Donya
- The awesome way to touch a Heart! God bless those hands - Philip O.
- Mission accomplished - from ball of yarn to little hands...I'm all teary..with itching fingers. - Ronnie L. after seeing images of her bears in the hands of the children.
- What a wonderful thing this is for God's children!!!. - Sister Pietrina
- Let's do it again! - Dr. Harry, after distributing bears in Uganda
- What you are doing for the children, especially those who have lost their parents or caregivers, is very important. You are providing them with a transitional object. - Columbia University Professor
- Knitting bears is one of my favorite forms of meditation and, to be able to give the end product as a gift, warms my heart. Loredana
- As long as children keep needing toys, I'll keep knitting bears. I'll be knitting my little fingers off. I can't think of a better way to start the new year. - Alice S.
- So generous and kind of you. Giving the new child who is sacred and intimidated a symbol of friendship. - Toby Tanser, Founder of Shoe4Africa
- Dana had texted me while she was in Kenya that she had the best day of her entire life. I assumed it was after the mission, they went on safari before returning to Nairobi to leave. Nope - it was the day she spent at the orphanage with the kids with malaria caring for them and giving them bears!. - Carla A.
- I'm knitting a bear and watching the Olympics. I'm in heaven. - Ronnie