Providing Comfort Through Hugs ALI Bears provide comfort and a sense of peace to ill, traumatized or grieving children, teens, and adults. These cuddly teddy bears assist in the healing process by filling empty arms with a friend to hug, love and care for.
Since it began in 1987, over 17,000 plush bears have been given to children and adults struggling with grief, serious illness, or trauma. Assistance League members dress bears in an Assistance League t-shirt, attach a note that says, "Hug your bear today", and pack it for delivery.
Give Comfort and Peace
ALI Bears are delivered by Assistance League volunteers to 16 area agencies such as hospitals, hospices, and family service centers. Funds needed for the supplies and administration of the program are provided through donations from foundations, corporations, businesses, and individuals.
Support ALI Bears Contributions fund the ALI Bears 2014 - 2015 budget of $6,000. You can help a child or adult facing grief or a traumatic situation by filling their arms with an ALI Bear. Give this furry friend for a donation of only $5.