A warm fuzzy hug from a furry friend.
IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED FOR CHILDREN BATTLING SERIOUS ILLNESS OR TRAUMA.
Bringing sunshine to kids on their cloudiest days!
Comfort Bears provides cuddly bears for children with terminal illness or experiencing serious trauma. Having a bear to hold onto makes a big difference for a child going through difficult times in their young lives.
Every $25 donation will place a Comfort Bear into the arms of a child facing some of the darkest days in their young lives.
Bears are provided to hospitals, first responders and community organizations who gift the bears to children in need.
We're on a very cuddly mission!
Our mission is to provide Comfort Bears as a symbol of well-being for children experiencing treatments for serious illnesses or trauma to lessen their anxiety and stress.
We believe that providing children receiving invasive treatment with a symbol of comfort will lessen the stress associated with their illness or trauma.
We believe in interacting with children and their families in a non-stigmatizing, impactful and inclusive manner ensuring dignity.
We believe in collaborative partnerships with volunteers, hospitals, first responders, businesses and funders to collectively support children and their families.
We believe that by maintaining the highest standards, we can provide a valuable service through transparency and fiscal accountability
We are so proud to partner with the following organizations, who ensure our beautiful bears are placed into the loving arms of a child in need
Bob Kemp Hospice Kristen French Centre for Child Advocacy
Brantford General Hospital Lighthouse for Grieving Children
Cancer Assistance Program London Children's Hospital
Child Witness, Hamilton MADD Canada
Children's Aid Foundation Halton McMaster Children's Hospital
Children's Aid Kenora Margaret's Place Hospice
Children's Aid Foundation London Mackenzie Health: Cortelucci Vaughan Hospita
Children's Aid Foundation Peel Michael Garron Hospital
Darling Home for Kids Nanny Angel Network
Family & Children's Services Grand Erie Native Women's Centre: Hamilton
Gilda's Club Niagara Children's Centre
Hamilton Police: Victim Services Oakville Trafalgar Hospital
Hamilton Police Child Abuse Unit Ronald McDonald House Hamilton
Hamilton Fire Department St Catharine's General Hospital
Halton Police: Victim Services Stedman Hospice, Brantford
Hospice Niagara Thamesford Fire Department
Hospice Wellington Wellspring Cancer Support, Niagara
Interval House Hamilton
Juravinski Hospital Hamilton
4,600 Bears... and counting!
Comfort Bears are provided to children with serious illness helping shift the child’s focus from the stress and anxiety of treatments to a more comforting experience. The bear can serve as a teaching tool the doctor can use to explain procedures and treatments so that they are not so scary for our young superheroes.
Rather than their primary memory being needles and fear, we hope they recall the moment they were introduced to their new stuffed friend who helped them through their challenges. It symbolizes their strength and resiliency managing, for some, excruciatingly difficult medical interventions.
Comfort Bears and
For children facing trauma from a serious vehicle collision,
child abuse, home violence or a death in the family, Comfort
Bear shifts the child’s focus from the stress and anxiety of
the moment, to comfort. Often, the child is unable to process
or express their feelings surrounding the gravity of the trauma
$20 Provides a lifelong Teddy Friend for a child in need
We are 100% managed by volunteers so every dollar donated is used to purchase bears for our program. Best of all, your donation will place one of our loving bears into the arms of a child in need.
Introducing Comfort Bear
The 12” bears are super soft, cuddly and of the highest quality and are provided for little and big kids ages 1 - 18 years in need of a cozy hug and some comfort..
Comfort Bears are purchased wholesale through a Canadian distributor. The cost for each bear is $25 with 100% of the cost donated by individuals, groups and businesses who share our passion for this service.
Thank you to Spin Master Canada for your annual donation of 1,000 super cuddly, super snuggly Gund Bears. The children absolutely love them, and we are grateful for your support.
The Sprott Foundation, is not only an avid supporter, but also a founding sponsor of Comfort Bears. Their annual generous donation has allowed us to expand beyond what we thought possible. Thank you so much.
Founding Sponsors of Comfort Bears
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Teddy Bear Picnic: Brantford
Team Comfort Bear
Founder and Board Chair
CHCH TV Reporter
Comfort Bears Program Ambassador
Secretary - Treasurer
Want to get in on this warm + fuzzy initiatve?
As we are 100% volunteer based, it best to reach us by email for additional information how you can support Comfort Bears.
905 - 921 - 1281
Charitable # 782530547 RR0001