North Shore University Hospital of Manhasset

July 2014 - Bear Givers donated teddy bears to the Child Life Department of North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset for the pediatric patients in the Pediatric Emergency Department, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and children of adult units in the hospital.  The teddy bears help pediatric patients cope with being in the hospital, procedures, and different medical situations that may be going on with a child’s loved one in the hospital on the adult units.

Thank you to Ellen Deutsch of The Hain Celestial Group for delivering teddy bears to the pediatric patients at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. We greatly appreciate your support and we are sure that the children will love their brand new teddy bears!

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December 2014  - Bear Givers donated teddy bears to The Steven and Alexandra Cohen's Child Life Program and is pleased to share this beautiful Thank You letter.  Click to enlarge.  

“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
“I was proud to make someone happy. It made me feel good inside to help someone else.” -Taylor, Student, South Florida Jewish Academy
“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
“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 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.”