Good News Bears is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization based in Livermore, California. We were founded in
1996 with the mission to provide teddy
bears to hurt, traumatized, or abused children as well as
We distribute "stuffed love" -
teddy bears and other stuffed critters to children and adults suffering
illness, loss, trauma, or loneliness. We average over 14,000 giftings per
year to shelters, emergency personnel, hospitals, hospice, and more. Our
animals will travel around the world to comfort those in need.
We are happy to
say that approximately 93% of donated monies goes into purchasing
critters to gift.
Formally Adopted Bylaws
Articles of Incorporation (PDF)
IRS Exempt Status
State of CA
Exempt Status Confirmation (PDF)
Good News Bears is
registered with the California Attorney General's Charitable
A Little Bit About Our Staff
Staff implies we receive payment for the jobs we do, when in
actuality, we are really just dedicated members of a wonderful club.
Good News Bears takes pride in
being able to to provide the volume of giftings we do with 100%
volunteers. We love our MemBears, Grizzlies and Cubs for all they do
in their free time.
(Jean A.) Haigh
Vice Chair, Martha Espinoza
Secretary, Joan Dickinson
Treasurer, Michelle Jess
Gifting Chair, Nichole Christoffersen