100 Bears For The Holidays Campaign Off To An Amazing Start

December 10th 2019 -

The Holidays are a time of caring and sharing and we see that you care! We are only a week into this campaign and we are less than $400 from our original goal of $6,000. Thanks to the donors who have already given a bear, or two, or four - helping fund our BLUE for Kids Hospital program.

We are officially upping our goal to a reach goal of $10,000! We are setting our sights high and know that you can help us get there by December 31st. Your assistance will allow us to deliver Build-A-Bear Workshop® experiences to the bedside of over 150 young patients who deserve the joy and comfort of a new furry friend.

Your donation matters to those young patients and their families. As one Child Life Speciali
st stated: 
"The UMPS CARE’s annual Build-A-Bear event at The Hospital for Sick Children provides children and families with the opportunity to take a break from their hospital stay and enjoy an event that is stress-free and fun. It gives patients and families a much needed positive experience—allowing families to create new memories together. It offers patients a source of distraction from the medical routine and a unique experience that they can share with their loved ones. Thank you for bringing this to our families!"

We especially want to thank Adam Schwarz of IE-Realtors for matching our initial donations and for making this campaign such a big success. We cannot wait to deliver all of these bears (and smiles!) 


Click here to donate today! 

(photo by Ken Blaze, taken at UMPS CARE visit at Cleveland Clinic)