The Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite, celebrating its ninth year, is back, and back with a fun new location. The annual holiday fundraiser is being hosted at 29 Winter Street, in Nevin Square, Edgartown. That’s right in the heart of town at the Point B Realty Vacation Rentals + Experiences store. So, this is the year that the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite brings its holiday magic to a new home in Edgartown!
In addition to a new home, the Teddy Bear Suite will be open for three beary fun weekends. Last year, we were only open for Christmas In Edgartown weekend, and that was way too short a time for all our bear friends.
Saturday, November 30th – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 1st – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 7th – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8th – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday, December 13th – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 14th – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 15th – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The bears will be waiting with open arms, ready for hugs and photos and lots of love. Hope you are ready for this year’s Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite!
Over the past eight years, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser has generated more than $171,000 for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club’s After School Program.
Did you know that almost 40% of K-8 public school children receive food from the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club after school program? This is a staggering number and why the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite is so important, not only to Christmas In Edgartown, but so many island children and their families.
For the last three years, we have been fundraising for the Club’s Healthy Happy Kids or nicknamed H2K. With the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser, we have been able to fund this vital program that provides free food to hundreds of Island children each week in the Club’s after school program.
As with last year, we need to raise $45,000 to fund H2K. Through the Teddy Bear Suite donations ($5.00 suggested donation at the door), online donations, the Teddy Bear Trot, Teddies Around Town, and our holiday raffle, and your donations, we are hoping to reach our goal to keep H2K funded. Every dollar makes a difference in the lives of so many Island children. Together, we can fight food scarcity on the Island.
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 Teddy Bear Suite social media photo feed!