|Posted by Jessica on July 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM||comments (1)|
Wow do I have a lot to share with you.
A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from American Greetings Entertainment. American Greetings Entertainment owns Care Bears. My Mom wasn’t sure I should name my project We Care Bears because of the Care Bears but we are careful to never show a Care Bear in a We Care Bears bag and we never take a picture with anyone holding a Care Bear, but still…you never how a big company will handle such a similar name.
But this e-mail was different. They heard about We Care Bears from their legal department and instead of forcing me to change my name or suing me they said they loved my project, it aligned with their company’s core values and asked me to be a #ShareYourCare Ambassador.
Did you know that September 9th is National Share Your Care Day? The goal is to do something, big or small, on that day to show someone you care. I tell that to kids in all my speeches….even something as small as holding the door open for someone can make their day.
So last week I flew to New York and met the great people at American Greetings Entertain and even got the chance to speak at their event at the #BloggerBash.
I love New York City so over the next few days I’m going to share some of the fun things I got to do on this trip.
Thank you again to everyone for trusting me to be an Ambassador for such a great cause, inviting me to New York City, and most of all, for not suing me!!
|Posted by Jessica on June 16, 2016 at 11:35 PM||comments (0)|
When I found out we were going to be driving to Orange I asked my Mom if she would call the Orange Police Department to see if we could bring bears to them while we are were in town. The really nice Lieutenant my mom talked to said they would to have some and that they had about 30 vehicles.
I was so excited to be able to add a stop to our trip today to bring 30 bags of We Care Bears to the Orange Police Department. Today I got to meet to Lieutenant Monjaraz and deliver 300 stuffed animals. Thank you to everyone at the Orange PD for being so nice to me today. I wish the picture was better, but my Mom did her best with her cell phone.
|Posted by Jessica on June 16, 2016 at 11:00 PM||comments (0)|
Last week Ms. Megan from HealthBridge wrote to me, and today I was so pleased to be able to take 30 large stuffed animals to the kids at HealthBridge.
HealthBridge Children’s Hospital is designed, staffed, and equipped to care for medically complex patients, yet dedicated to assisting children and their families through challenging times within a warm and nurturing environment. It looks and feels like a big house and everyone seems like family. With only about 30 patients, it’s a really special hospital.
|Posted by Jessica on June 3, 2016 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
Chaparral Elementary School you guys are AMAZING.
Thank you so much to Ms. Macari for organizing this bear drive. When we picked up the bears from Chaparral I learned that Ms. Macari’s son actually got a We Care Bear when he got sick and had to go in the ambulance. I’m sad he had to go in the ambulance, that’s always scary, but so happy that the ambulance had a supply of We Care Bears on board to help him be less scared. Now the stuffed animals you donated will be used to help kids just like your classmate. It’s a chain of love!!
|Posted by Jessica on June 3, 2016 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
Girl Scout Troop 4471
Tonight I got the chance to meet a GREAT Girl Scout Troop. Troop 4471 went to Build a Bear and each made a very special bear to donate to We Care Bears. How sweet is that?!! It was really sweet, as were each of the girls that I had a chance to meet. Thank you all or taking a few minutes before your outing to visit with me and donate your lovely bears. I know that they are going to be dearly loved by the children who receive them.
|Posted by Jessica on May 27, 2016 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
I LOVE it when people contact me for bear donations. I always have a supply, tagged, bagged, and ready to ship. BUT I keep a special supply for Chadwicks Center. Everytime I sort bears I set aside beanie sized bears for Chadwicks and today I was so happy to be able to take 150 beanies for the kids they serve.
You can learn about Chadwicks Center here: http://www.wecarebears.com/apps/blog/show/42438580-special-delivery
My first delivery here was 2 years ago, making them one of my long term partners. Thank you.
|Posted by Jessica on May 13, 2016 at 2:55 PM||comments (2)|
So, I won this radio contest and got tickets to an amazing concert....my first concert EVER...plus a "Meet and Greet" with Iggy Azalea. I was very excited to meet her and tell about We Care Bears, so I bought a special teddy bear for her, attached one of my cards and thought when I met her I would just hand it to her, give her my "elevator story" and be done. Well, as it turns out, I wasn't allowed to give her the bear, or even talk to her at all, but we got a very nice picture.
|Posted by Jessica on May 12, 2016 at 1:30 AM||comments (0)|
Today was amazing. I got to do two of my favorite things, collect bears AND talk about my work. Thank you so much for making We Care Bears your charity spotlight and for allowing to talk everyone. It was amazing and everyone was incredibly kind...
|Posted by Jessica on March 5, 2016 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
This year was the 6th Annual Finish Chelsea’s Run in 2016, in honor of Chelsea King. The event will take place in San Diego’s Balboa Park where Chelsea loved to visit and where she practiced with the San Diego Youth Symphony. Each year I participate in this run but this year I didn't. This year I was honored to be invited to participate in another way, to actually collect stuffed animals at Finish Chelsea's Run. It was such a beautiful day and I got to meet so many great people.
Thank you so much to everyone at Chelsea's Light Foundation for letting me participate in such a special event in such a great way and a special thank you to Fireman Nick who can out to help me. We collected about 300 stuffed animals that will soon be on their way to providing comfort to kids.
|Posted by Jessica on January 15, 2016 at 12:15 PM||comments (0)|
Most people think I'm an only child, but I'm not. I have a brother, he is 26 years old and he lives in Arizona. I love him so much, but I don't get to see him so oftern.
NOW, I have big, BIG news!! We are adopting a little name named Jentry. My mom says we are pregnant with a 6 year old.
Jentry is going to be 6 next month and she was born with a cleft lip and palate, just like me. Only, she hasn't had any surgery to fix it yet.
I think she is AMAZING. i know she is going to be scared when she gets adopted, and when she has surgery but I've been through all of that before so I know I can help her. Right now, I'm getting her room ready for her. I hope she likes pink owls. Her room is righ across from mine, so if she gets scared at night she can come to my room. I'm going to work my hardest to be a good big sister and hope she will be We Care Bears helper.
If you would like to help us bring Jentry home you can do that at; gofund.me/lovingjentry I'm really hoping we have enough money for me to go pick her up too. If not, that's OK, I'll stay home and meet where she gets here.
Happy New Year and Happy Super Bowl!!