BEAR’s Christmas program, BEARing Gifts, saw incredible success this year, serving OVER 13,200 children! And while the program certainly operated differently due to COVID-19, there were countless ways our community came together to support abused and neglected children. We hope you will join us in 2021 as we bring joy and hope to thousands of deserving children!
With our Clays for Kids event postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19, a new virtual event was born this fall, The BEAR-y Big Race to $100,000! For over two months, five incredible teams “fund-raced” against one another, with a goal of raising $20,000 each. On Wednesday, October 21st, the “fund-race” concluded, with over $107,000 raised! Check out The BEAR-y Big Race event page for details and to learn which team took home the winning title!
On international Giving Tuesday Now (May 5, 2020), BEAR was visited by the local news station, KPRC. Rose Ann Aragon, one of KPRC’s lead anchors, interviewed BEAR’s Outreach Coordinator, Merri Hahn, and the two discussed BEAR’s mission and how others can support BEAR during this health crisis. The full article can be found here: https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/05/06/giving-tuesday-many-nonprofits-operating-to-help-communities-in-need-during-pandemic/
To comply with recommendations by both local government and the CDC, ALL volunteer opportunities have been canceled until further notice. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes, and look forward to seeing our wonderful volunteers in our warehouse again when it is safe to do so. Please visit this link or click the image above for more information.
MARCH 1, 2020 proved to be a rockin’ GREAT time at the Armadillo Palace! Our fearless event chairs Natalie & Steve Mohtashami, Brady & Dan Peters, and Leah & Ryan Rabe helped us set a NEW FUNDRAISING RECORD of over $315,000! Thank you to those that supported this event – near and far. Together, we are making an immense difference in the lives of thousands of abused and neglected children in our community.