2020 Teddy Bear Drive
Each year the Bears of South Florida and Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida partner in a teddy bear drive to benefit the Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital within the Broward Health system. We collect teddy bears at the Chorus’ holiday concerts, the BOSFL holiday dinner, and at a “Fur Friday” bear drive event at Hunters Nightclub. We deliver the bears to the hospital in December, and the staff gives a bear to every child hospitalized throughout the year.
COVID-19 has impacted not only how we collect the bears, but also how the hospital is able to accept them. With events being canceled we are unable to hold our “in person” collections of bears and donations. The hospital is also taking necessary precautions, and is only able to take teddy bears packaged and shipped directly from the manufacturer. The need is still there though, so this year we’re moving to a virtual bear drive. Both the BOSFL and the Chorus will be collecting online donations, then pooling the funds to order as many teddy bears as we can for the kids.
Together, we can make a difference. Please consider making a donation today. Every $5.00 you donate buys a bear for a child. Please note that donations will close on December 24th. Thank you!!!