BEARing Gifts is BEAR’s annual holiday gift giving program that provides holiday gifts to children under the care of Child Protective Services (CPS) who otherwise would have no holiday at all. Caseworkers submit the holiday wishes of children on their caseloads. With the help of generous supporters, those wishes become a reality. Last year BEAR was able secure gifts for nearly 12,000 CPS children in Harris County. This year BEAR has already received wishes from about 12,000 children and over 7,000 children still need to be sponsored. Sadly, more children will enter the CPS system before the holiday season is over so we expect the number to rise.
We are inviting the community to assist us in ensuring that thousands of abused and neglected children have a joyous and memorable holiday. On Saturday, December 2nd, BEAR volunteers will sort through an assortment of donated gifts and toys to match the wishes of abused and neglected children. For more information on sponsoring a child, volunteer opportunities or other ways to help contact BEAR at or go to www.bearesourcehouston.org
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