LONDON ROYAL HOSPITAL, UK

May 2010 - Bear Givers visited The Royal London Hospital in UK and delivered 250 teddy bears for the young patients at the Children's Hospital. They were hand delivered by Joseph Sprung and Diane Lempert, Founder and President of Bear Givers in New York, who flew over to the UK despite the best efforts of a certain volcano to interfere with their
schedule!

A spokeswoman for Barts and The London Charity said: “We are extremely grateful for Bear Givers’ support and very much hope to work with them again. The bears really brightened the days of patients, families and staff on the wards. Thank you so much!”

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London Royal Hospital, UK


“I was proud to make someone happy. It made me feel good inside to help someone else.” -Taylor, Student, South Florida Jewish Academy
“This is a unique opportunity, where the clients who are often the recipients of goodwill, are now empowered to enhance the lives of others.” -Derek Saker, Director of Communications, OHEL
“Children can also be ‘benefactors.’ The program teaches children that when they do an act of kindness, they receive something in return. When children give away a teddy bear, they receive a teddy bear to take home. The principle seems quite simple, but the result is truly amazing. Children at SLCD identified charitable organizations in other states and countries. They wrote letters to the children in these other programs and sent teddy bears to ‘make other children feel better.’ Despite severe developmental disabilities, each child had something to say about giving a gift. ‘I sent my teddy bear to a little boy in Mexico. He doesn’t have parents. I have a mommy and a daddy. He must be very sad.’ Children’s insights are precious. Letters were then received from the children who received the teddy bears.”
-Long Island Press
“The feeling the children get when they take that physical bear and that card they created to someone else is very empowering.” -Joseph Sprung, Founder and CEO, Bear Givers
“Children from the school who give one of these bears away also get to keep one for themselves. It is a great way for students to feel good about making a difference in someone’s life.”
-Newsday