Welcome to the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite 2017. Now entering its seventh year, 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 Teddy Bear Suite open this year on December 1st, at the Harbor View Hotel, for three magical weekends. Check days and times.
In the first six years, the holiday event has raised more than $85,000 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. Last year alone, the MV Teddy Bear Suite raised $35,000 which was enough to launch a new food program — Healthy Happy Kids — addressing childhood hunger and food insecurity on the Vineyard.
H2K, as its 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 for the coming year is now $50,000 a year. A lot has been accomplished but there’s more to do.
Our fundraising goal this year for the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite is $20,000+. Online donations are already underway for 2017. We’re adding several new, and fun ways to help raise money and awareness this year.
In addition to donations at the door and donations online, we’ve revamped and improved the Teddy Bear Trot 5K Run & Walk, our holiday raffle, a new big bear raffle, and our annual participation in the Christmas In Edgartown parade (you’ll see us at the front in three MINI Cooper convertibles).
So, whether you’re joining in the fun of naming our new Big Bear, sharing photos or videos from the Teddy Bear Suite, or following us for all the latest fundraising updates, that is social media way to go. We’ve also added a Greatest Hits Photo Gallery, a new Calendar of Events, and a Quick Links section on every page.
Now entering our seventh 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 $85,000 in the first six years . . . MORE