The main mission of Ari’s Bears is to provide comfort to children in hospitals. Ariella knew first hand what it is like to be sick and stuck in the hospital and also knew the comfort and joy gifts could bring. She wanted to bring joy and comfort to other children suffering in the hospitals by giving them brand new bears and other stuffed animals.
As Ari’s Bears grows, we are now raising money to provide grants for childhood cancer research. Research for childhood cancer is grossly underfunded, and we will give grants directly to hospitals and doctors who are conducting research specific to childhood cancer.
We will be providing scholarships to college-bound childhood cancer fighters and survivors who have given back to the community, just like Ariella.