Welcome to the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser. In 2021, our month-long series of events celebrated its 11th year of magical holiday traditions, where family memories are made, and the money raised goes to help the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club.
Our 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.
This year, we again sponsored Teddies Around Town. We introduced this fun, new multi-weekend, outdoor version of the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite in 2020. It proved to be a safe, fun way to enjoy the bears, and all that Edgartown has to offer. We hope the magical suite itself will be back next year, but until then, the Bears are back. With our partner the Edgartown Board of Trade, bears were hidden across town in 20 different storefront windows.
Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser – Teddies Around Town
The Teddies Around Town scavenger hunt starts at the Point B Realty office in Nevin Square, where families get their clue sheet and a holiday stamp.
Once you find all or some of the bears, the kids come back to Point B and get a prize! We’ll give you a hint — it’s fuzzy and about seven inches tall.
The Magical Teddy Bear Suite Home In More Normal Times
Since 2018, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite has been hosted in downtown Edgartown at 29 Winter Street. We’re hoping by next year, you will again find us at our Nevin Square home, which happens to be the festively decorated and magically transformed Point B Vacation Rentals + Experience Store. While we will not have the doors open for visitors this year, we will have an epic bear-themed window that you have to see!
Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Has Raised Over $318,000+ In 11 Years
2021 has been our biggest fundraising year yet, with generous supporters and donors raising $52,700! The annual holiday event has raised $318,500+ for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club and its amazing After School program that serves hundreds of elementary school-aged children and their families. The fundraiser now raises enough money each year to fund the vital food program — Healthy Happy Kids — that is helping solve food insecurity and childhood hunger on the Vineyard. Sadly a very real, and large issue.
H2K, as it’s known, has been a tremendous success. The program provides free snacks, meals, and dinners-to-go to its members. If a child is at the Club, he or she is able to have a full belly and have the freedom to enjoy being a child.
2021 was our biggest and best fundraising year ever. The Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite raised $52,700, and it was so wonderful to have so much support from the community, businesses, and of course, our online donors of clients, customers, colleagues, family, and friends. We are humbled and grateful.
Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser – Teddy Bear Trot 5K
In addition to online donations and Teddies Around Town, the Teddy Bear Trot 5K Run & Walk returned for its seventh year, with its biggest year ever in 2021. The race was back in-person, and nearly 140 people signed up, and got to enjoy the only 5K run that winds thru the streets of downtown Edgartown. Of course, festive attire is always encouraged! The race generated nearly $5,000 for the MV Boys & Girls Club!
#MVTEDDYBEARSUITE Social Media Hashtag
Our popular social media feed spotlight is back again as well. Our Social Media Photo Feed automatically pulls all photos from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts and feeds, that use our #mvteddybearsuite hashtag. This figures prominently into the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite and the Teddies Around Town, but hundreds of people use it for everything Teddy Bear Suite-related.
So, whether you join in the fun of sharing photos or videos from the Teddy Bear Suite, or follow us for fundraising updates, this is our prime social media way to go.
Now entering our 11th enchanting year, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite, created and sponsored by Point B Realty, is a magical holiday tradition where family memories are made, and the money raised goes to help the Martha’s Vineyard Boys And Girls Club and their vital after school services and food program H2K used by hundreds of families across the Island every week. Our video tells the story and there is much more detail here