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BEAR is funded through a variety of sources including individual donors, grants, foundations and group/company donations.
We are proud to say that 85% of all proceeds go directly to programs. Thanks to our unique public/private partnership salaries and overhead are paid by Harris County and DFPS.
You can donate to BEAR online by clicking here or mailing a check to our address as listed below: P.O. Box 27701-501 Houston, Texas 77227 BEAR also accepts in-kind donations from varying individuals/groups/organizations. To find out how you can host a drive for BEAR, contact our Program Manager, Donna Djorovic at Donna.Djorovic@cps.hctx.net.
Unfortunately, the highest populations served through the BEAR Rooms are infants through age eleven. Our most needed items include formula, diapers, bibs, undergarments, shoes and clothing. We accept NEW items that are immediately put to use in our BEAR Rooms.
The children served through our BEAR Rooms are often first time owners of something new providing them with hope and help throughout their journey. Additionally, in an effort to avoid allergic reactions and due to our limitation in staff, we are unable to screen each gently used donation. We appreciate every donation but do request… Read more »
To set up a donation drive, visit this link for more information. General Tips Are: Select an item(s) to collect. Our biggest need includes all baby items (formula, diapers, bibs, etc.) Spread the word to friends, family, co-workers and neighbors about the drive by either posting to social media, flyers, emails etc. Remind donors that all items… Read more »