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Send a teddy bear to kids on the border.

Because a hug always helps.

Donate a Bear

Your donation of a new or gently used teddy bear will help bring comfort to refugee and immigrant children who are experiencing fear and trauma at our borders.

Donate Money

All proceeds of your donation will go toward the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley who are working directly with the families and will give the bears to the children.

Tell Everyone

Help recognize a child’s distress by writing about Teddy Bear Hugs in a blog post, tweet, Facebook page, and sharing with your friends and colleagues by email with our link here.

Teddy Bear Hugs

It doesn’t matter which side of the issue you’re on… you have to admit that the innocent kids on the border could really use a hug.

This won’t solve every problem, but teddy bears can help calm and comfort a frightened child. How about sending a teddy bear to deliver that hug for you?

You can help the refugee and immigrant children who are experiencing fear and trauma in McAllen TX. Your donation of a new or gently used teddy bear will help bring comfort to the babies and kids at the border.

The Process of Donating

Give the Gift of a Smile

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Donate

Donate a small new or gently used teddy bear to give a child comfort.

Ship

Buy a bear and ship directly to our partner, The Food Bank of America (FBA).
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Give

FBA brings bears to the center where children await to be reunited with their families.
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Comfort

Bears will be given directly to a child by the Catholic Charities of Rio Grande.

Where Will the Bears Go?

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Your teddy bear will be given to a child in the Humanitarian Respite Center, which is managed by The Catholic Charities of Rio Grande, as they await to be reunited with their families.

The Humanitarian Respite Center facility assists 50 to 200 families a day. The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley will coordinate the delivery of the bears to the center.

Please remember these children will soon be traveling, once united, so we ask you to only send small bears for the kids to hug. Thank you!

Buy and Ship a Bear Online

Find a small teddy bear and ship direct to the facility. A kid could hug this cute guy for only $9.95.

Mail Your Bear

Send Your Teddy Bears Here!

Mail your teddy bears to:

Food Bank of Rio Grande Valley
Att: DeAnne Economedes for TeddyBearHugs
724 North Cage Blvd.
Pharr, Texas 78577

Find a Post Office

Most teddy bear sizes can fit in 11 x 12 or 11×17 mailing envelopes found at your local post office. Click below to find a post office near you.

Give Financial Support

Donate to Support the Kids on the Border

If you would like to provide financial support for the refugee families, you can donate to the program through our partner, the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.

All proceeds will go toward the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley who are working directly with the families and will give the bears to the children.

To donate, please click on our “Donate Today” button and on the Catholic Charities “Donate for a Project”, click on the “Humanitarian Respite Center” button.

Donate by Credit Card

About Teddy Bear Hugs

Teddy Bear Hugs works to ease the emotional stress children face as refugees, victims of catastrophes, or as immigrant children experiencing at our borders, many of whom are separated from their families.

We are an all-volunteer charity organization working together the help kids in need. All proceeds earned from campaigns go to the support operations of TBH.org, such as materials, packaging, and shipping teddy bears to kids.

Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TeddyBearHugs.Org

About Food Bank RGV

Our partner in Texas, the Food Bank of Rio Grande Valley, has graciously volunteered to deliver teddy bears to these frightened and confused children.

The Food Bank RGV supports 150-200 families daily, and is working with Border Patrol to get these bears to kids being detained inside Border Patrol. Food Bank RGV is improving lives through food assistance and access to community services.

For more information on FBRGV: www.foodbankrgv.com

About Catholic Charities RGV

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley is the charitable branch of the Diocese of Brownsville which provides assistance to the poor and most vulnerable population in their community. Catholic Charities RGV works directly with immigrant families by reuniting them in Texas at their Humanitarian Respite Center.

For more information on CCRGV: www.cdob.org

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