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How is BEAR funded?

BEAR is funded through a variety of sources including individual donors, grants, foundations and group/company donations.

How can I donate to BEAR?

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.

What items do you need the most?

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.

Why does BEAR only accept new items?

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 »

How do I start a donation drive?

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 »