Give a teddy bear today Make a tear go away
A humanitarian program benefiting the children of Venezuela.
“Bear Hugs for Venezuela” for the Hospital de Niños J.M. de los Ríos is a humanitarian program benefiting the children of Venezuela with the objective to bring a smile to the face of a child with ‘the healing power of a teddy bear,’ and help improve their condition by providing the needed pediatric medical supplements: acetaminophen, probiotics, electrolytes, and delicious and nutritious snacks. For the last 17 years, Cristal Montañéz Baylor, in partnership with Good Bears of the World and other international organizations, has utilized teddy bears to help alleviate the trauma caused by humanitarian crises, natural disasters and emergency relief efforts in Pakistan, Jamaica, Seville, Houston and Venezuela; including refugees from Burma, Bhutan, and Congo.
The value of giving teddy bears to traumatized children stretched beyond simply providing them with something to hold; teddy bears meet the psychological needs of children experiencing sickness, loss, pain or shock.
The care packages and the medical supplements are a charity donation of the participating organizations in an effort to provide relief to the children of Venezuela. Bear Hugs for Venezuela and the Rotary e-Club of Houston is the network by which these donations will be entrusted to the Hospital de Niños J.M. de los Ríos.
The program ‘Bear Hugs for Venezuela” for the Hospital de Niños J.M. de los Ríos is possible thanks to the collaboration of the following organizations:
To donate directly to this cause, please click HERE.