Wednesday, July 10, 2013

More Updates!

The numbers came in and Thiele Technology was able to collect around 300 bears!!!! (how amazing is that)  with the amount of bears they collected I teamed up with Al, from Al's Angels an amazing charity who happened to be traveling from Connecticut to Moore, OK right around the time we were wrapping up the company collection.  He recently sent me this video during their trip.

<iframe src="" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="">7jul2 als angels final</a> from <a href="">Moore Monthly</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>

To those that have sent bears, thank you, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart you made a child smile I know it!  And to those that still are thinking about bears, I will always take more bears we may have to slow down the sending to Moore (many other organizations I contacted have so many donations they are becoming a bit overwhelmed) there were the fires in Colorado, the tragedies up in Canada any bears I receive will get to a good home, its becoming a mission of mine :D

And I hope that there are more chances for me to help out with Al's Angels they have been an amazing organization to work with and are doing so many good things!

All in all we as a community were able to collect about 500 bears, thank you everyone so much lets keep the kindness going!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Wow so much has been going on since my last update!  Of course I have been updating the facebook group a little bit more than here, its the ease of the instant updates I suppose, but I will try to update here as well on a weekly basis!

I have been overwhelmed by the love and kindness that has been sent for this project, I have had teddy bears come from all over the country and have been contacted by people all over the world!  So thank you all its humbling and I know you are all doing your part to brighten a child's day!

As of today we are mailing our first (yes this is just one of many to come!) shipment of teddy bears to Oklahoma.  I dont have the final counts as I have one more post office run and pick up to make but I will post those soon!

In exciting news I have been made aware of a collection that Thiele Technologies has started at all of its facilities after they were made aware of my project from my father who is an employee there.  I am so excited to see just how many teddy bears they are able to collect in the month of June.

Its pretty amazing lovelies, you put an intention out into the universe (or this case the internet) and what comes back is better than your wildest dreams.  I just wish I could see all the kids faces we are going to bring smiles to!

Keeping doing good folks, kindness will change the world I know this in my heart!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

We have a PO Box!

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New or Used?

I am thinking its best if we send new stuffed animals or handmade, as much as gently used stuffed animals can also give comfort for right now it would be best if they are new (or newly handmade)

Is it JUST teddy bears?

Nope! Any stuffed animal that is soft and cuddly and a little one can hold on tight to it!

Then why the title : Teddy Bears for Kids?

Honestly for a frame of reference, but really any stuffed animal will be loved and treasured!

Big or small?

Any huggable size!  I have an age range of kids and smaller stuffed animals (think beanie baby size) are loved just as much as the larger/average size stuffed animal.

Where am I sending these stuffed animals?

As I am typing this I am working on a PO Box, because if my gut is telling me truth sending the bears to my home will be overwhelming for my post office!

What else can I do?

Spread the word!  Get groups together to collect bears (stuffed animals), and send them my way!

How long are you going to be collecting?

For as long as people keep sending me bears, Kids all over the world can give these stuffed animals a good home!  For right now the focus is Oklahoma, more specifically I am concentrating on Moore, OK with the devastation that happen at the schools and from there we will keep spreading the teddy bear love!

How are you getting them to Oklahoma?

I am going to be getting in touch with our local red cross (I am just outside of Madison, WI) as well as the boys and girls club who are working on a trailer right now to send goods.  I also have had a few in Oklahoma (outside of the tornadoes path) that have offered to help with getting me in the right contacts.

How do I contact you?

here, in the comments.  On facebook:  or via email:

Who are you?

Im just a momma with the strongest feelings that I HAVE to do this, and that something so small as single bear could be the whole world to a child.  This is going to be huge friends, with your help!

Comments, questions, something I didnt cover?  Ask away!  As of this afternoon I hope to have an address so you can start sending over those teddy bears!!!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Why my calling is Teddy Bears

Leila my daughter age six with her beloved Pan-pan

Since watching all the heartbreaking news coming out of Moore, OK my heart has been heavy and feeling like I had to do something, but what?  We are a family with four small children, we have really no extra cash, our pantry is pretty bare and really I feel it would be disheartening to send some lima beans that have been there for months because we wont eat them.

As I was driving my kids around today I was thinking about what I could do, as an artist I am hoping to find some groups to donate some artwork for auction but I wanted to do more and in my daily thoughts in my van the thought of teddy bears came to the forefront of my mind.   My daughter is attached to her teddy bear Pan-pan, most of the stuffing is gone he is in poor shape but my girl, she loves him the most out of everything in this world after her family.  Pan-pan shares in her joys and calms her fears.

How many kids slept last night and now tonight without their beloved "lovie" their own pan-pan.  And I want to change that.  So lets do this!  I am going to try and collect as many bears as possible for as long as people keep sending me them.

I just started this journey today so bear (ha-ha no pun intended!!) with me while I figure out everything that comes with a fundraiser/collection.   I would love for anyone who reads this to spread the word here is a link to the facebook page: 

I am not the most eloquent writer and I wish I could express my heart better with words just know this I am a momma on a mission, and if I can help mend just one little's heart I will consider it a mission succeeded! 

Want to help, have contacts, want to get in touch, send me a message on facebook or email me: