We have been given 5000 teddy bears to distribute to Syrian refugee children in Jordan. These bears are to be used therapeutically to help children with bonding and self soothing. We have to raise extra funds to cover the costs of shipping the bears from the Gulf of Aqaba where they will arrive to the north where most of the refugees live in Jordan. We’ll have costs as well in warehousing/transporting the bears to numerous clinics and NGO’s working with the children. We are hoping to do some small research on the helpfulness of the bears in working with the children.
On giving Tuesday, November 29, 2016 all donations to our global giving link will be matched at the 50% rate by the Bill/Melinda Gates Foundation. Please make a donation on that day. All funds beyond what’s needed to cover expenses related to the bear project will go towards supporting the pilot project clinics in Jordan.