Ari’s Bears was started as a Founding Hope Fund under the American Childhood Cancer Organization but we have since become our own 501 (c) (3)! Tax deductible donations can be made 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.
More than bears, we also provide research grants directly to hospitals and doctors conducting childhood cancer research. Our new scholarship program will provide scholarships to college-bound cancer fighters and survivors, who have demonstrated the compassion and generosity that Ariella exhibited.
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. Youth included! We have many great opportunities for children to be involved. The more the merrier!