BEARing Gifts

BEARing Gifts provides holiday gifts to children under the care of CPS who otherwise would have no holiday cheer at all. Donors are able to sponsor a child, make a donation and/or volunteer at the BEARing Gifts warehouse. BEAR was able to secure gifts for more than 10,000 children in 2015.

If you are interested in sponsoring a child or children this holiday season please fill out the form below and return it to Luis Morales at luis.morales@dfps.state.tx.us:

2016 BEAR Sponsor Form (PDF)

If you have any questions feel free to contact Luis Morales at 713-940-3087 or via email at luis.morales@dfps.state.tx.us.

Donate

You can help through sponsoring a specific child or children, organizing a holiday gift drive, and by giving funds to help BEAR purchase holiday gifts. For more information on how to donate to BEARing Gifts, click here.

Host a Toy Drive

Provide holiday cheer to several children by hosting a general holiday toy drive and delivering them to the BEAR warehouse by the due date. Please contact Michelle Searles at michelle.searles@dfps.state.tx.us to coordinate your toy drive today!

Below are some ideas for gifts per age range

  • Infant/Toddler: Puzzles, Board Books, Building Blocks, Stuffed Animals, Blankets, Trucks, Musical Instruments for Toddler, Riding Toys, Push Toys, Baby Dolls (All Ethnicities) or Stuffed Animals, Clothes
  • Children Ages 3-6: Baby Dolls, Dolls or Barbie (All Ethnicities), Puzzles, Books, Developmental Board Games (Counting Games), Arts and Crafts Sets, Race Tracks, Legos, Dress Up Clothes, Children’s Videos, Bikes, Clothes.
  • Children Ages 7-12: Board Games, Books, Purses and Wallets, Art Sets, Boom Boxes, Sports Equipment, Barbie Dolls (All Ethnicities), Arts and Crafts Sets, Journals, Model Car Kits, Clothes, Bikes, Jewelry, Tablets
  • Teens Ages 13-18: Books, Journals, Bath and Body Gifts, Make Up Sets, Sports Equipment, Purses and Wallets, Jewelry and Watches, Art Supply Kits, Gift Cards to Wal-Mart or Target, MP3 Players, Tablets

Volunteer

BEARing Gifts needs volunteers during the month of December each year. Click here for a list of any current volunteer opportunities and information on how to volunteer. This is a great opportunity for individuals, families and organizations to get involved!

Thanks again for helping make a child’s holiday wish come true!

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