Teddy Bear Brigade 2012
October – November
Children are suffering all around the world as a result of famine, tornados, earthquakes, wars, the economy, etc. Great loss in children’s lives at an early age can affect them for the rest of their lives.
SBC of Virginia is partnering with Gleaning for the World, a Virginia-based non- profit organization that provides massive amounts of humanitarian aid around the world. They have a special ministry called the Teddy Bear Brigade. This ministry offers a unique opportunity for churches and families who want to reach out beyond their walls to impact children eternally.
How can you and your church help? It’s easy—just collect new and “gently loved” teddy bears and other stuffed animals. Gleaning for the World will clean the “gently loved” stuffed animals prior to shipping them out.
Ship or deliver the stuffed animals by November 30th to:
Teddy Bear Brigade
7539 Stage Road
Concord, VA 24538
Enclosing a check for at least $5.00 per box (or bag) would greatly help in the shipping of these gifts overseas. You can make checks payable to Gleaning for the World and designate them in the memo section for “Teddy Bear Brigade.”
Attached to this article are a flyer, letter to churches, and powerpoint slide that you can download and use to promote this project in your church.1398