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A Two For One Kind of Day

Posted by Jessica on December 6, 2014 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Today was a long and busy day but so much fun. I got to do two of my favorite things, make a donation to a fire stations AND have a Bear Bagging Event. What a fantastic way to get into the spirit of the holidays.


 

The day started with delivery of 64 bags of stuffed animals to hard working men and women of the Anaheim Fire Department and meeting the very nice Mr. Mike.



 

Then it was time to hit the road again. It was my pleasure to be invited to Highland Hall Waldorf School's Winter Faire.


The students at Highland Hall donated stuffed animals and today everyone worked together and created 30 bags!!!


That's 300 kids who will be comforted because of your efforts.


If you'd like to schedule a Bear Bagging Event in Southern California you can contact us HERE


Outside of Southern California?  We have some great options for you too.  You can order bags of We Care Bears to be sent directly to your local police or fire department by ordering a Ship The Caring - We Care Bears Box 


If your youth group, scout troop, school or civic organization would like to organize a We Care Bears Bear Drive as a service project we'll have every thing you'll need (minus the stuffed animals of course) shipped right to your door.  This kit provides a well organized, kid centered, service project for children and adults alike.  Even the youngest kids are able to fully appreciate how much having a stuffed animal will help another child who is scared or injured.  The We Care Bears Drive Kit contains everything you need to create 10 bags of We Care Bears for your local first responders.


Thanksgiving Thank YOU

Posted by Jessica on November 27, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

So much to be thankful for today - my family, good friends, shelter, food and YOU!!  Thank you everyone for supporting my project.  I couldn't do any of it without you.

Thankful...

Posted by Jessica on November 24, 2014 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)


During this week when we focus our attention to all that we are grateful for I have a very long list...my family, I know what it is like not to have a family, food, shelter, transportation, great friends and so much more but I am also particularly thank for the men and women of the fire and police departments across the nation. They come running when we need them, day or night, when others rush out - they rush in. Mr. Rodgers said "look for the helpers" and when we do look for the helpers the first place we look is to firefighters and police officers.


So today I was particularly happy and thankful to be able to deliver 12 bags of We Care Bears to the Carlsbad Fire Department. Thank you for all you do to keep us safe. I hope these bears help to make your jobs just a little easier when you have contact with young people.


"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." My vision for tomorrow is that every police and fire vehicle in the country has a bag of We Care Bears. It's a big task but together we can make it happen. If your youth group, scout group or civic organization is looking for service project consider ordering a Share The Care box and putting bags of We Care Bears on your local first response vehicles.

 

Jumping for Joy!!!

Posted by Jessica on November 13, 2014 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

We had an amazing time at the Girls Scout Troop 2184's We Care Bears Bear Bagging Event this afternoon.



 

In just one hour these amazing girls managed to create 25 bags of bears. GREAT JOB.


 

If your scout troop would like to have a Bear Bagging Event or purchase a Spreading The "We Care Bears" Kit use the contact tab and we'll get you on the calendar right away.

 

Long Beach Police And Fire

Posted by Jessica on November 11, 2014 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Today we had the day off of school to honor Veteran's Day and I had the great pleasure of making a We Care Bears donation today. I was thrilled that the Long Beach Police and Fire Department invited me to speak at their leadership academy for their explorers and cadets.



 

85 bags of bears


 

I thought it was great to see so many women. My mom says this is a group of women you don't want to mess with me!!


 

Thank you to everyone for such a great experience and a special thanks to Karen Owens for all of your hard work to coordinate this and thanks ladies for the quilt and challenge coin....




It was a GREAT DAY


 


Learning about Peace Making

Posted by Jessica on November 9, 2014 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

One of the best parts of my work is meeting with nine other young people who all have a passion for changing the world in possitive ways.  This weekend was our fellowship gathering and this year it was at Harvard.  We did a lot of laughing, a lot of learning and a lot of connecting.  

You are all such amazing inspirations.



Happy Birthday Jessica

Posted by Jessica on November 3, 2014 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Delivery Time...

Posted by Jessica on October 27, 2014 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

THIS is what 200 beanie babies look like....Jessica especially loves making deliveries but 200 of these little guys out weighs her so today she was forced to resort to the cart.

YOU Made A Difference!!!

Posted by Jessica on October 26, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

This day was amazing and we can't thank everyone enough who came together with such a sense of community to make it so...

Schools and scout troops that held bear drives - without you we'd have no stuffed animals at all.

Monterey Ridge Elementary School who allows us to come in and take over their multipurpose room every 4th Saturday in October.  

Carmel Mountain Chick-Fil-A who donates THOUSANDS of kids meals to us all year long and brings lunch to our amazing Make A Difference Day volunteers.

Sprinkles Cupcakes who provides a sweet ending to our day with cupcakes.

Geppetto's Toys, Starbucks, Color Me Mine who all donated raffle prizes.

The wonderful support of Dr. Collins, Councilman Kersey, Whitney Southwick and the entire crew at NBC 7 in San Diego and 92127 Magazine who help us get the word out each year.

Shay Realty who serves as a year round drop off site for We Care Bears and Storage West who donates 3 months of storage so that we don't have our tiny apartment overrun with bags of bears.

Every single one of the 70 volunteers who showed up on Make A Difference Day to work - most under the age 12.  You all bagged more than 2400 stuffed animals and made more than 300 bags for first responders and other organizations that  deal with kids in hards places.

BIG BEAR HUGS to everyone (even those I'm sure we have forgotten to mention....sorry in advance)



Never too young to Make A Difference - 


Many hands make light work-



MORE than 2400 stuffed animals filled more than 300 bags and will comfort many many children in unbearable situations-

THANK YOU ALL.....see you all
October 24, 2015

Bear Pick Up Day

Posted by Jessica on October 25, 2014 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

What a crazy busy day but the very best kind of busy.  Several bear drives ended today so we made pick-ups all day long.  Every school we visited today amazed us with the number of bears they collected.  We Care Bears could not do what we do without the support of our local community and schools.  Kids helping kids one stuffed animal at a time.



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