What We Do
Since it began in 1987, over 25,780 plush bears have been given to children and adults struggling with grief, serious illness or trauma. Assistance League member volunteers dress bears in an Assistance League t-shirt, attach a note that says, "Hug your bear today", and pack it for delivery.
How We Do It
ALI Bears are delivered by Assistance League member volunteers to 15 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.
Contributions fund the ALI Bears yearly budget of $4,900. 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 $7.05.