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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.


Collabrative Caring for Make A Difference Day

Posted by Jessica on October 16, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

A couple of weeks ago we learned about another San Diego organization holding a Make A Difference Day Event. They are collecting backpacks and pajamas for kids at Polinsky Center (an emergency shelter for children removed from their families) and Jessica KNEW she wanted to help. She contacted the lovely Miss Weir and learned about The Ambassadors at Greater Life Baptist Church.



 

Jessica’s program and the Ambassadors’ program are the perfect collaborative campaign for kids in unbearable situations so today we were honored to take our first pre Make A Difference Day donation to the Ambassadors’ of 70 stuffed animals to include with their backpacks. If you’re organization would like to help the Ambassadors’ they are collecting personal supplies (kids toothpaste, toothbrushes, brushes, combs, etc), as well as pajamas and backpacks, use the contact form on our website and we’ll put you in touch.

 

When It Comes To Making An Impact Twin Peaks....

Posted by Jessica on October 14, 2014 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

When it comes to making an impact....


 Twin Peaks and Ms. Daher....YOU RULE

Are YOU A Bucketfiller?

Posted by Jessica on October 10, 2014 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Jessica had the pleasure of speaking to the Bucketfillers and Daisies at Turtleback Elementary School yesterday.


What a group of fantastic kids with thoughtful and smart questions. They have set a goal of 200 stuffed animals for their bear drive and already had at least 50. We SURE they will not only reach but exceed their goal. Thank you so much Ms. Myles for thinking of us as a project for your amazing group of kids.

 


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