We have some very exciting news to share as we welcome in the new year – the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Has Its Best Year Ever The annual holiday fundraiser total for 2021 is $52,700 — the most money we’ve raised yet.
In the 11 years since it began, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser has now raised $318,450+ for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club and its vital food program Healthy Happy Kids, which is helping solve the food insecurity and childhood hunger issues here on the Island. It’s a program that’s working and making a real difference.
Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser Has Its Best Year Ever – Boys & Girls Club Reaction
“Thank you for your continued dedication to the cause, the Club, and for supporting our island community at large,” said Dhakir Warren, the Executive Director of the MV Boys & Girls Club. “Point B is without a doubt a trailblazer in this regard and serves as an example of the role private industry can play in bringing about social good.”
Nearly half the elementary school-aged children on Martha’s Vineyard are part of the MV Boys & Girls Club after-school program. H2K has served 16,500 meals, snacks, and dinners to go. The yearly cost of the program is now $50,000. For the last three years, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser has raised enough money to fund and run this crucial program each year.
“We are very humbled and grateful for the incredible generosity shown by our clients, customers, colleagues, friends, family, and the collective Vineyard community, near and far,” said Wendy Harman, Owner/Principal Broker of Point B Realty, and Co-Founder of the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite.
Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser Has Its Best Year Ever – The Video
We’ve produced a special video with a look at Healthy Happy Kids in action, along with the various month-long events that have become part of the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser.
“I hope the success of this most recent effort will encourage more and more businesses to follow Point B’s lead as change agents committed to making a lasting social impact in the lives of those who need it most,” adds the Club’s Dhakir Warren.
Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser Has Its Best Year Ever – Thank You!
“While the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite had to make a number of pandemic pivots this year, the fundraiser not only went on but went on to produce its strongest year yet. We exceeded our $50,000 goal,” said Harman. “Not only is that incredibly gratifying but I think it tells us something special about the generosity and empathy out there that is still alive and well. We owe a big thank you to everyone who supported and donated to the effort to help solve childhood food insecurity on this Island that we all love.”