Welcome to the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser. We have some great news for 2023 as we enter our 13th year of magical holiday traditions, where family memories are made, and the money raised goes to help the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club. For the first time in three years, we are returning to an in-person, hotel-based Teddy Bear Suite experience during the Christmas in Edgartown weekend. We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with the Faraway Martha’s Vineyard and the newly renovated Kelley House in downtown Edgartown.
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.
The Magical Teddy Bear Suite Moves To A New Outside Home For 2022
Since 2018, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite has been hosted in downtown Edgartown at 29 Winter Street. This year, we debuted a brand new outdoor Teddy Bear Suite that spreads across the entire courtyard of Nevin Square (behind the Point B Compass office and Sea Spa Salon). Visitors were surprised and delighted with the new multi-bear-home event.
We also opened the doors on the new Teddy Bear Suite Photo Studio. Hosted in our Point B Vacation Rentals + Experience Store at 29 Winter Street, visitors were once again able to take those cute holiday pictures with the bears in a beary festively decorated space! We invite you to create your own holiday magic with your iPhone!
Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Has Raised Over $371,000+ In 12 Years
2022 was a great fundraising year, with generous supporters and donors raising $53,000! The annual holiday event has now raised $371,000+ 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 — which is helping solve food security 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. On average, the Club now serves 240 meals and snacks every day, and about 1,200 every week. Since September 2021, the program has provided 50,000 prepared meals and snacks to the children and their families.
This is a program that is working and making a real difference on Martha’s Vineyard. We are proud to have helped support this vital food program from its start. As the need has become bigger, the Club is expanding its Food Security Program efforts this year. In October, they began providing packaged family meals during school vacations and weekends, and this month, they are launching the Blue Door Pantry which will provide the members and their families with access to perishable and non-perishable food, hygiene products, and essential wearables.
#MVTEDDYBEARSUITE Social Media Hashtag
Our popular social media feed spotlight was back again this year. 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 each year 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 new Teddy Bear Suite or Teddy Bear Suite Photo Studio, or follow us for fundraising updates, this is our prime social media way to go.
Now entering our 13th 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