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Bearing Gifts

Thanks to your help, children in care of Child Protective Services in Harris County had their wishes fulfilled for Christmas. This year, generous supporters and donors ensured that thousands of kids enjoyed receiving presents of their choosing. Donors were able to choose from Sponsoring a child or children, participating as a volunteer at the BEAR warehouse or providing monetary donations so that staff could purchase the child's wishes.

BEAR was fortunate to have over 400 fantastic volunteers to assist with the BEARing Gifts program this year. They helped to transform the BEAR warehouse into a cheerful and busy Christmas distribution center by unloading truck loads of donated gifts and preparing them for caseworkers to deliver to children on their caseloads.

Individuals and groups from schools, corporations, churches, and civic clubs from Houston and surrounding areas worked hardto help the BEARing Gifts Program become a success and leave a lasting memory with many children in need. Two weeks before Christmas, BEAR Board members, Junior League volunteers, Guild members and their families helped with selecting gifts and toys during BEAR's annual Family Day event; during that day 1,000 children were sponsored!

We are so grateful for the positive and continuing support BEAR received from the community. We could not have served more than 10,000 children without your help!



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