Can you help us ?
We are in need of more bears of hope for the next 12 months. Fundraising for this campaign has decreased by 48% this financial year however, there has been a 22% increase in the number of bears of hope support packages donated to hospitals.
Our Hugs For Hope campaign funds our early support initiative – our bear giving program. We donate over 4000 bears of hope and resources to parents each year and rely on the wider community to help us fund this important service. These resources are often the first point of contact for parents to our support services.
Simply click on start fundraising to create your own fundraising page and you will be emailed resources to help you along the way. At the end of your fundraiser, we will organise the bears to be tagged honouring your baby. Their name and date of birth (if you wish) will be included in each card attached to the bear of hope. Photos of the bears will be emailed through as a keepsake for you.
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Our bears and resources
Through our Bear of Hope and support resources, we aim to comfort, acknowledge, empower, and guide families from within days of their loss and beyond. Initiating support to families at this time is crucial and the difference between parents leaving the hospital with or without any regrets and with or without any support. These resources provide them with an instant connection to a community ready for them to lean on before and after they leave the hospital without their precious baby. It helps to reduce the isolation often felt by many families after the loss of their baby and each bear of hope becomes a treasured keepsake in their memory.
Host Your Own Fundraiser
You may like to host your own fundraiser instead of, or in conjunction with, your online page. Some examples include raffles, coin box collections, Bunnings BBQ’s, morning teas, trivia nights, school or workplace fundraisers. Funds raised through hosting your own event can fund our bears of hope and also be added to your online fundraising page.
It is a wonderful way to connect with your local community and raise awareness of our organisation.
About Our Bears
We have 3 types of bears that are donated to families – Hope, Sophie or Xavier bear. The selected bear of hope donated to a family is significant to the time of their loss whether it was a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal or infant loss. Most of our bears are placed into a support package with support information and other keepsakes, to be sent to hospitals or families directly. Some bears may be donated on their own when requested.
Bears Of Hope will select the type of bear needed at the time to donate your bears.