Ari’s Bears was started as a Founding Hope Fund under the American Childhood Cancer Organization but we have since moved on and formed our own 501 (c)(3)! Tax deductible donations can be made directly to Ari’s Bears by clicking the donate button.
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. Our mission has expanded to include raising money to provide grants for childhood cancer research. Those grants will go directly to a hospital or doctor conducting research specific to childhood cancer. We also will be providing scholarships to childhood cancer survivors and fighters who have given back to the community, just like Ariella did.
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 under the Join Our Team tab.