As we enter the holidays on Martha’s Vineyard, things look a bit different this year, but one thing you will notice is that this very special Island is doing what it can to make the season special. And we’re doing our part too as the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Kicks Off Its 10th Year!
The Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Kicks Off Its 10th Year Supporting MV Boys & Girls Club
This is the 10th Annual Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite, and in the first nine years, with your help, our annual holiday event has raised $216,000 for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club.
With these monies, we have, and hope to continue to fund the Club’s Healthy Happy Kids, H2K. This vital program provides nutritious food for hundreds of elementary-school-aged kids who attend the Club’s After School Program.
Though there are not as many children in the After School Program so far this year, due to the pandemic, the need has never been greater. These children receive safe, prepackaged snacks and meals that are much more expensive than in the past, when the food was prepared by staff and Club members. This cost and the knowledge that there will be more children soon, continues to drive the need to fund H2K, and the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite helps make this program possible.
The Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Kicks Off Its 10th Year – Teddies Around Town Holiday Scavenger Hunt
With it being our 10th year, you can bet that we had BIG plans for this year. However, like so many other organizations, we had to pivot and create something the keeps the magic and fundraising alive with something that is fun and safe.
This year, we have partnered with the Edgartown Board of Trade and over 30 businesses in the Village for an all new Teddies Around Town. The Christmas in Edgartown Elf on the Shelf is now Teddies Around Town, a fun outdoor, safe and meaningful scavenger hunt with a cause – to support the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club.
Elves will be Bears this year, and they will go from hiding on the shelves to hiding in storefront windows, since we have capacity and safety to consider. Wait until you see just how fun it is to find the bears with the riddles, and how beary cool the prize at the end is!
How Teddies Around Town Works:
- The scavenger hunt begins at Point B at 19 Winter Street in Edgartown, where kids can pick up their riddles and stamp.
- There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per participant, which goes to Point B’s annual fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club.
- Riddles will take kids around Edgartown, from window to window, seeking bears of all shapes and sizes.
- Kids will stamp their own riddle sheets when bears are found to keep it 2020 friendly.
- The hunt ends back at Point B, where each participant gets a fuzzy prize!
The Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Kicks Off Its 10th Year – Teddies Around Town Schedule
The Hunt for Teddies Around Town Dates & Times:
- Saturday, November 28th & Sunday, November 29th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Saturday, December 5th & Sunday, December 6th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Saturday, December 12th & Sunday, December 13th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Join in the hunt, all for a good cause. If you can’t participate in Teddies Around Town, you can still help, Click here to make an online donation. Thank you for participating in this year’s Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite, and the new holiday magic it brings to the Island.
The Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Kicks Off Its 10th Year – Teddy Bear Trot
Also, don’t forget about the Teddy Bear Trot – this year it’s VIRTUAL but just as festive and fun! Sign up today, Click here.
Visit MVTEDDYBEARSUITE.COM for all things fundraising and Teddy Bear Suite related, including events and hours for the 2020 event. And if you use social media, our hashtag is #myteddybearsuite which will automatically add your pictures to our social media photo feed!
Also, thank you to all those who voted for us for Point B Realty for Best Real Estate Company 2020 and for the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Best Charity Event Runner-Up 2020, click here to vote for Best of the Vineyard 2021!