Over the past 8 years we have been able to give out more than 14,000 Build-A-Bears to pediatric cancer patients and other ill children in local area hospitals during the holiday season.
Thank you to everyone helping us in this journey!
Without your donations, we wouldn’t be able to keep spreading those smiles.
How we began our mission...
December 14, 2011 changed our lives forever as our 18 month old son was diagnosed with brain cancer.
As we spent the Christmas holiday in the hospital numerous gifts were brought to cheer him up. One gift in particular, a Build-a-Bear donated by two sisters that had lost a sibling to cancer years before, made us take action. We promised ourselves that if we ever were lucky enough to leave that grey hospital room with our son that we would give back to those families and children that found themselves in the hospital at Christmas, just as we had.
Thus, Bennett's Bears was born. Donating Build-a-Bears to children at the hospital who are unable to be home during the holiday season has changed our life. It gives the children something to hold on to and gives the parents a smile on their child's face, a gift every parent wants to see.