As you may know, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser is in full swing. Our doors might not be opening until Thursday, December 6th, but we’ve been busy little bears, already raising more than $14,000 on Giving Tuesday for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club’s After School program, Healthy Happy Kids, which serves food to 32% of the Island’s Kindergarten thru eighth-grade children, that’s one in three children.
Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser
This year’s goal for the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser is $45,000. So, as you can tell, we have a long way to go. With the Teddy Bear Suite, our Holiday Raffle, and the Teddy Bear Trot, we’re working hard with your help toward that BIG goal.
Teddies Around Town
To help raise money and have more fun with our bear family, we are happy to introduce Teddies Around Town. Starting the week of Christmas in Edgartown, be on the lookout for 20 of our bear family members in Edgartown Businesses.
These businesses will have a bear to decorate or create a vignette of their choice. People can be as creative as they like! Imagine bears in sunglasses, pouring coffee, etc. Businesses will also receive a special #mvteddybearsuite Instagram frame.
Teddies Around Town On Instagram
Why the frame? Well, we want you to have fun with this, the bears to have fun, and of course the businesses too!
So, with Teddies Around Town, we are hosting a festive, fun competition. The businesses with the most creative display and the most money raised will win a prize, and the top three photos from participants will also win prizes.
How will you find these adventure loving bears who are on vacation from the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite? There will be a Teddies Around Town Map provided on mvteddybearsuite.com, Point B Realty’s Facebook Page, and many other social media outlets.
Teddies Around Town Sponsor Locations
A number of Edgartown businesses have already sponsored bears for Teddies Around Town, including Hob Knob Inn, Rosewater Market & Takeaway, Chappy Happy, Salte, Rockland Trust (downtown), the Clarion, Sea Spa Salon, Boneyard, Divine MV, Past & Presents, Morning Glory Farm, Edgartown Meat & Fish, Wheel Happy Bikes, Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate, Backwater Trading Company, and The Christina Gallery. We hope to add a couple more businesses by the end of the week. Stay tuned! *Yann Meersman from Vineyard Colors for the beautiful Hob Knob image.
How can you help? Well, please share your photos and use these hashtags #mvteddybearsuite #teddiesaroundtown #h2k #mvboysandgirlsclub #christmasinedgartown. Also, each business will have a donation box where you can help us raise the monies needed to fund Healthy Happy Kids!
Teddies Around Town Schedule
We can’t wait to see your pictures! Teddies Around Town will begin next Monday, December 3rd, the beginning of Christmas in Edgartown week, and continue through December 21st.
Good luck to each business and to all you awesome Instagram photographers out there! The more festive and fun and adorable – the better!
We hope you will visit the eighth Annual Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite in its new home, 17 Winter Street, Nevin Square in downtown Edgartown, and support this worthy cause. If you can’t make it, we ask that you consider making an online donation to the Club’s Healthy Happy Kids. Help these kids be kids, and not worry about their next meal.
Our 2018 Donation Page is now live. Click here to securely donate to the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser, and be a part of the solution to ending childhood hunger on Martha’s Vineyard. You can also find out more about Healthy Happy Kids by clicking here.
If you do plan to visit the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite in person, we’re open for four full days during Christmas in Edgartown festivities. People of all ages are welcome to come. Check our Teddy Bear Suite hours here.
Stay tuned for lots of Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite updates as we embark on this year’s holiday adventure!
Our website MVTEDDYBEARSUITE.COM is the home of all things fundraising and Teddy Bear Suite related. And if you use social media, our hashtag is #myteddybearsuite which will automatically add your pictures to our social media photo feed!