Each month BEAR Rooms or our generously stocked closets, provide more than 1,000 abused and neglected children with basic necessities like NEW clothes, pajamas, diapers, wipes, and so much more! CPS caseworkers have access to a 24 hour BEAR room open 365 days a year to be able to pull the emergency items needed for a child. All these essential items are provided at no cost to children and families. Sometimes, the difference between a child who goes to school and one who doesn’t is a pair of shoes, a notebook and pencil. Sometimes, the difference between an infant who is healthy and one who isn’t is formula, clean diapers, lotion and powder — BEAR ensures that these children will not have to go another day without things that we all take for granted. Start your drive by choosing an item (or items) from the list below. Tailor your drive around a certain theme or even start a challenge between different departments in your office. Help us continue to keep our shelves stocked by hosting a drive TODAY!
The following list of items applies to all genders. BEAR asks that any donated goods remain unopened and/or have never been used (or worn).
- Hygiene Packs (which include full size 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner, bars of soap, individual toothbrush and toothpaste, and deodorant – should you want to assemble your own!)
- Hair care products (lice shampoo, hair ties, and hair brush/comb)
- Baby Hygiene Packs (which include baby wash, baby lotion, baby powder, and diaper rash ointment – should you want to assemble your own!)
- Baby wipes
- Formula (all types)
- Diapers (NB – size 6)
- Baby items (pacifier, bib, receiving blanket, and ‘sippy’ cup)
- Feminine hygiene products (pads and tampons)
- Clothing of all sizes (NB – Women 3X/Men 46)
- Pajamas of all sizes (NB – Juniors)
- Socks of all sizes (NB – Adult)
- Shoes of all sizes
- Underwear of all sizes (child – adult)
- Stuffed animals
- Duffle bags/overnight bags/backpacks *Children sometimes have to use trash-bags to hold their items. Together, we can make sure they have more than just a plastic bag.
- Car seats
- Air Mattresses/Pump
- Toddler Cots
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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 should be shipped to our warehouse location: 3572 E TC Jester Blvd., Houston TX 77018.
You can also help by giving much-needed funds to Support BEAR’s Various programs
Short on time? Do your part by helping to fund one or more of our programs.
For assistance with drop-offs, scheduling a tour of our facility, or to inquire about speaker engagements contact Merri Hahn at Merri.Hahn2@dfps.state.tx.us or call (713)-274-9856.