Welcome to the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite. Now entering its eighth year in 2018, the annual holiday fundraiser has both a magical, real world, home in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, as well as its virtual, online presence here on the website and social media.
The doors to the joyful and festively decorated 2017 Teddy Bear Suite opened on December 1st, at the Harbor View Hotel, for three magical weekends.
In the first seven years, the holiday event has raised $126,000 for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club and its vital After School program that serves hundreds of elementary school-aged children and their families. In 2017 alone, the MV Teddy Bear Suite raised $41,000 which is enough to fund more than 90% of the vital food program — Healthy Happy Kids — that is addressing childhood hunger and food insecurity on the Vineyard.
H2K, as it’s known, has been a tremendous success. Enrollment at the Boys & Girls Club this year is up 274% and the cost of delivering and expanding the program this year is now $50,000. A lot has been accomplished but there’s more to do.
2017 was our biggest and best year ever. We raised a record setting $41,000, as we added several new, and fun ways for people to help raise money and awareness.
So, whether you join in the fun of naming our new Big Bear, sharing photos or videos from the Teddy Bear Suite, or followed us for fundraising updates, this was our new social media way to go. We also added a Greatest Hits Photo Gallery, a new Calendar of Events, and a Quick Links section on every page.
Now entering our eighth enchanting year, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite, sponsored by Point B Realty and hosted at the Harbor View Hotel, is a magical holiday tradition where family memories are made, and the money raised goes to the help the Martha’s Vineyard Boys And Girls Club and their vital after school services and food program used by hundreds of families across the Island every week. We’ve now raised more than $126,000 in the first seven years . . . MORE