Ari's Bears was started as a Founding Hope Fund under the American Childhood Cancer Organization and currently tax deductible donations can continue to be made to Ari's Bears by clicking the donate button. We are in the process of filing to form our own 501 (c)(3) But in the meantime we will stay under the umbrella of the ACCO.
Ari's Bears delivers brand new stuffed bears and other animals to children fighting illness in hospitals and respite houses. We also include siblings as they often feel left out or forgotten. Not only have we hand delivered but we have mailed many bears out of state. Our goal is to have chapters in other states.
You can help by making a tax deductible donation by clicking the donate button below. We also accept new stuffed animals and gift cards to Build-a-Bear. If you would like to have greater involvement and learn of volunteer activities please fill out the contact form. Please note that we are just getting started so it may take some time to get back in touch and designate roles.