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 11,000 children in 2016.


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. If you would like to sponsor a child, please call us at (713) 295-2756, or send us an email at If you would like to donate monetarily to the overall program, simply click the ‘DONATE TODAY’ button at the bottom of the page to get started. IMPORTANT: if you donate to BEAR, please make sure to complete an in-kind form (available at the bottom of this page).

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 to coordinate your toy drive today! IMPORTANT: if you donate to BEAR, please make sure to complete an in-kind form (available at the bottom of this page).

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


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!

In-Kind Form available here.

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