BB’s Tex-Orleans Hosts BEAR’s Heart Gallery Exhibit

We are grateful to BB’s Tex-Orleans for hosting our newest Heart Gallery Exhibit in multiple locations all across the greater Houston area, including the Houston Heights, Katy, Kingwood, Westheimer, Oak Forest, Hempstead, and Kirby locations.
BB’s Tex Orleans, THANK YOU for supporting and believing in our mission, bringing this amazing exhibit to more people in the community.
Heart Gallery Houston is one of four core programs by BEAR. We work directly with CPS to showcase the many beautiful faces that are waiting for their forever home!
Visit a BB’s Tex-Orleans location near you to eat some delicious food and see our exhibit.

If you’d like to host an exhibit or donate, visit our Heart Gallery Houston website to learn more!

BEARing Gifts Update: More than 23k Children Served in greater Houston area!

It’s official! Our numbers for children served this holiday season are in! BEAR friends, we are SO excited to share with you that this holiday season, we served 23,044 children during our BEARing Gifts program, and this was all made possible because of Y-O-U! Thanks to individual donors, volunteers, and community partners, we were able to provide holiday cheer to thousands of children! Whether you donated 100 toys or 1 toy, it all truly makes a difference! You made a child smile during the holiday season, and for that, we cannot thank you enough!

Help us kick-off our BEAR Necessities program!

Did you know that for the last 25 years, BEAR has been an important advocate for the most vulnerable population in the greater Houston area…its children! Help us start the new year right by keeping our BEAR Rooms stocked year-round, no matter the time of day, year, or season with the basic necessities needed to meet the immediate needs of children.

Each month, our BEAR Rooms provide approximately 3,000 at-risk and CPS-involved children with essential items. Items include NEW clothing, shoes, diapers, car seats, air mattresses, and much more. Click below to see all the ways you can get involved this year!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO GET INVOLVED!

Clays for Kids 2023

Every year, BEAR hosts an annual fundraiser called Clays for Kids!

Join us on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at the Greater Houston Gun Club as we raise funds to make a difference in the lives of children that need it the most! This event is being chaired by Castaway Fishing Rods Owner, Mac DeLaup. We look forward to making this our biggest Clay Shoot yet!

This year is bursting with BEARy good things! Come be a part of BEAR’s Clays for Kids Shoot in May! Register your team here for Early Bird Pricing!

  • Raffles! If you attend this year’s fun, you will get a chance to put your name in the hat for premium raffle items!
  • Dinner and drinks! After the shoot concludes, all participants are provided dinner and have access to a well-stocked open bar.
  • Other FUNdraising surprises! Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of items we will have in store for all participants!

Questions? Please contact Development and Events Coordinator, Lauren Whidden at Lauren.Whidden@harriscountytx.gov


Thank you for supporting our mission of providing HOPE and HELP to abused and neglected children in our community.
We are unable to do what we do, without all of Y.O.U.!

Heart Gallery at First Colony Mall Now Open

Our Heart Gallery has made its way to First Colony Mall!

If you are in the area, please be sure to stop by to see this beautiful exhibit and learn more about these incredible children who are waiting in foster care to find their forever families through adoption.

After our incredible volunteer photographers capture the heart of these amazing children, the portraits they help create are then displayed at various locations throughout the city! We invite you to join us at current and future exhibits, and to share this information with others!

See the exhibit at First Colony Mall near the entrance to the food court by Dick’s Sporting Goods. Thank you, First Colony Mall, for creating adoption awareness with this community exhibit.

Click here to learn more about where to visit our Heart Gallery exhibits.

Click here if you’d like to host a Heart Gallery exhibit.

JOIN US in our Year End Giving Campaign

JOIN US in our Year End Giving Campaign!

In an effort to begin 2023 on a powerful note, we invite YOU to join us in our Year End Giving Campaign! The Year-End Giving Campaign is a digital fundraiser aimed at achieving one goal: to raise $25,000 solely for BEAR’s Annual Fund campaign. BEAR’s Annual Fund was created many years ago to cover any emergency needs the organization may have, as well as to help fill any program-specific financial gaps that may arise in the coming year. This fund has proved to be vital to BEAR’s success and its ability to continue to operate its core programs.

One of the most impactful ways that BEAR serves children is through Heart Gallery Houston. Heart Gallery Houston is a traveling photographic exhibit and community education and awareness initiative created to help find forever homes for children in foster care awaiting adoption. With the help of professional photographers who volunteer their time, these heartfelt canvas photos bring life to the faces of children that long to find a forever family and a life of stability and love. Since its launch in September of 2021, Heart Gallery Houston has photographed over 190 children, and 27 children featured in Heart Gallery Houston have been matched with their forever family.

To continue to offer impactful programs like Heart Galley Houston which thousands of children rely on each year, we need your dedicated support. A generous gift from you will help ensure the sustainability of these programs and maintain the highest level of quality in resources to serve as many children as possible in 2023.

Donation levels range from $50 to $2,500, but you are welcome to participate at any level with which you are comfortable.

Learn more here: https://BearHouston23.givesmart.com

 

Care to give by check instead? No problem!
If you are planning to give to BEAR’s Year End Giving Campaign (Annual Fund) by check, kindly contact BEAR Staff at beardevelopmentevents@gmail.com, to ensure your donation is tracked in live-time in the $25,000 fundraising goal.

Stetsons & Stilettos

Our Stetsons & Stilettos fundraiser took place on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at The Rustic. Our annual evening event honored one of Heart Gallery Houston’s most esteemed photographers, Barbara Perlick, and we celebrated BEAR’s 25th Birthday! Click here to see pictures of this fun-filled night!

SAVE THE DATE! Our next evening event will be held October 2023!