Our BEAR Necessities program consists of two BEAR Rooms in the greater Houston area. BEAR’s goal is to provide comfort and normalcy for children during uncertain times. Both rooms provide basic necessities year-round for at-risk and CPS-involved children. Our BEAR Rooms offer NEW clothing, shoes, diapers, car seats, air mattresses, and more to meet the needs of children. Last year alone, BEAR provided 38,596 children with a variety of resources through this program.
Each month our BEAR Rooms provide approximately 3,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children with essential items. Sometimes, the difference between a child who goes to school and one who doesn’t is a pair of shoes, a notebook, and a pencil. Oftentimes, the difference between an infant who is healthy and one who isn’t is formula or diapers/wipes. BEAR ensures that this special population of children will not have to go another day without things that we all take for granted.
Critically Needed Items
The critical needs of our BEAR Rooms are ever-changing because of the high demand for basic necessities. To see a list of all the items accepted in our BEAR Room, please click here. For an updated list of our most critically needed items, please reach out to Heart Gallery and Outreach Manger, Merri Hahn at Merri.Hahn@harriscountytx.gov
Shop Amazon – Make a Difference From Wherever You are!
Are you a fan of Amazon? Find us there! We gladly accept new items from our BEAR Room Wish List year-round, and shopping there is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Please be sure to include your contact information (Name & Address) on the ‘thank you’ note, so we can properly acknowledge your donation. All items ship directly to BEAR HQ: 3572 E TC Jester Blvd., Houston TX 77018.
*If you use Amazon Smile when shopping, please be sure to find BEAR as your charity of choice to double your impact!
Donate or Host a #BEARCares Drive!
Hosting a #BEARCares Drive is as easy as 1, 2, 3! #BEARCares Drives are vital to the work we do each and every day! Year-round donations are critical to keeping our necessity rooms stocked and ready for each child that comes through, no matter the day, time, or season!
Our BEAR Rooms are supplied with critically needed items such as formula, diapers & wipes, NEW clothing, pajamas, hygiene supplies, and more! BEAR asks that any donated goods remain unopened and have never been used or worn. We encourage individuals, community members, churches, and local businesses to host a drive to help fill these various needs.
You can also help by giving much-needed funds to help keep our BEAR rooms stocked! To donate to BEAR Necessities, please click here.
Questions? Please contact Outreach and Heart Gallery Manager, Merri Hahn at Merri.Hahn@harriscountytx.gov– thank you for providing hope and help to at-risk and CPS-involved children in the greater Houston area!