Today I want to introduce you to a few. This group of women gathers monthly, if not more often as the holiday’s approach. Let me tell you why. The Bear Team was established by Glenda Stowel and works primarily out of the Pulaski, New York area, but regardless of where you are, there is a way you can help.
The women shown in today’s blog are only a few of the fingers and hearts responsible for this great mission. What is the mission? I thought you would never ask.
I know there are many answers to this question, with the most important and obvious being the love, healing, and provision of God in their lives. The more I thought about having a sick child and the pain a parent can go through watching helplessley, the more I saw God working through these precious women to bring a bounty of blessings to the children and their families throughout the year, and especially during the holidays.
What exactly do they do? To their neighbors it might appear it is a “girls night out” because of the excitement and giggles they witness as each arrives with their bags of goodies to make bear clothes, gifts, cards, and so much more to bless some of the sick kiddos spending too much time for any one person at the local children’s hospital. In addition to using their talents motivated by love, compassion, and hope – they also partner with Build-A-Bear. How cool is this? I was overwhelmed with their love and the pure joy as they talked about this amazing mission.
Like their Facebook Page to keep up with deliveries, needs, and upcoming locations to drop off items - https://www.facebook.com/TheBearTeam2
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Maybe you have money you could donate to offset this organization’s cost?
In addition to helping out at the Children's Hospital, they also partner with the Oswego Hospital to provide for women and children in need. Two ways to partner.
Do you feel called to help but not sure how you, your time, talents, or money could best be utilized? Specifically need sewers to help make the scrubs for the bears to wear this holiday season, they delivered 50 bears in September and there is still many more to finish.
If you answered yes to any of these questions then contact Glenda at (315) 298-5308 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Each dollar, donation, and prayer means so much to the children receiving the bears and clothing ~ Is God calling you to help?
Thank you in advance for using some of your blessings to encourage, uplift, and share hope with families living what can be a nightmare at times…a sick kid. Thanks again…
Prayers for the kiddos & family receiving some love and hope from The Bear Team...May complete healing and joy be the greatest gift!
"Our goal let no child be left out so one bear at a time " the bear team" does make a difference . Thank you everyone for your help and support."
The Bear Team