What a wonderful 40th Annual Christmas in Edgartown! From the lighting of the Edgartown Lighthouse, to the biggest and most creative Christmas Parade in years, to Holiday Dog Shows, and of course the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite’s Teddies Around Town, and Teddy Bear Trot and much more, it was a memorable, magical weekend! The Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser Hits $32,000 So Far — in our annual, month-long holiday fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club’s Healthy Happy Kids food program.
Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser Hits $32,000 So Far – A Beary Good Weekend For Teddies Around Town
Hundreds of children were able to experience the magic of Teddies Around Town ($5.00 donation per participant), the holiday scavenger hunt in Edgartown Village. This is the second year of us hosting this outdoor, family-friendly event. If you missed out on the fun, not to worry, there is one more weekend of Teddies Around Town, December 17th – 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click here to learn more about Teddies Around Town.
A big THANK YOU to all who participated and of course the Edgartown businesses who have sponsored bears.
Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser Hits $32,000 So Far – Teddy Bear Trot
In addition to Teddies Around Town, it was also the 7th Annual Teddy Bear Trot 5K Run/Walk. This was the biggest year to date, with almost 140 people participating in the race. This year, lots of people dressed for the occasion, and the event had a festive feel to it. This is the Island’s only holiday 5K, and the only one that has a course through downtown Edgartown.
THANK YOU to all who walked and ran The Teddy Trot 5K and to businesses that donated prizes. It was a great 5K.
Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser Hits $32,000 So Far – Edgartown Library Joins In
This year, we were able to partner with the Edgartown Library children’s room. Our newest big bear, Lucy was a special guest for the weekend for their story corner. Also, there was a teddy bear-themed craft for people to take along with them.
With all these events, and especially some very generous online donations, we have currently raised $32,000 for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club’s Healthy Happy Kids. We’re now more than halfway to our $50,000 goal which is enough to cover the entire cost of the Club’s vital food program, Healthy Happy Kids. The after-school program provides free food and meals-to-go for a great many elementary school-aged children on the Island. It’s a program making a substantial impact on food insecurity and childhood hunger here on the Island.
We hope you support the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite as we work together to raise the $50,000 needed to fund Healthy Happy Kids. Through Teddies Around Town, the Teddy Bear Trot, and online donations, we can make a difference and really help Island kids who need us. If you can’t visit Teddies Around Town, but would like to make a difference in the lives of our Island children, click here to donate today.