The Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Raffle and the Winners Are….

Teddy Bear Suite Raffle Winners – Each year, the ending of the Teddy Bear Suite and Christmas in Edgartown is bittersweet, but one of my favorite parts of this incredible event happens then.

We draw the winners of our annual holiday raffle — one of the important ways we raise money for the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser, which supports the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club Healthy Happy Kids food program.

Teddy Bear Suite Raffle

This year, we had three wonderful choices, a Beach Buggy print by Lure Fish, the MV Market Tote and lovely earrings from Slate, and the Vineyard Restaurant Experience, which has over $700 worth of Island restaurant gift certificates. You can only imagine how fun it is to call the winners.

The drawing is always the Monday after Christmas in Edgartown, and the office at Point B is all a buzz waiting to see who has won this year. 

Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser

The Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser has a goal this year of raising $45,000. That’s enough money to underwrite the entire H2K after-school food program, which is now feeding one in three island children in Kindergarten to eighth grade.  The program is a game changer, and it’s working. It’s already helping end childhood hunger and food insecurity on Martha’s Vineyard.

With the raffle, the Teddy Bear Trot, Teddies Around Town, the Teddy Bear Suite, and online donations, we hope to meet that goal. As of December 11th, we have raised $27,000 so far!

Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club Healthy Happy Kids Food Program Feeds One In Three Kids

Teddy Bear Suite Raffle Winners

Back to the raffle and the winners are….. the MV Market Tote and earrings, Ninon Garvin (Edgartown) was the lucky lady. As you can imagine, Nonnie was pretty excited to find out she won. She has had her eye on that tote for a while in Slate’s window.

Teddy Bear Suite Raffle Winner Ninon Garvin Wins Slate Tote Bag & Earring Raffle Prize

For the Lure Fish print, Jackie Hennessey was the winner. She and her husband were on Island celebrating their anniversary. I hope winning this whimsical Island inspired print makes the weekend even more memorable.

For the “grand prize” so to say, because the Vineyard Restaurant Experience is over the top, we have Rene DaSilva, from Vineyard Haven, who won this prize that so many people had hoped to win.

As you can imagine, he was surprised to say the least. He was thrilled and has big plans for dining out all over after the holidays!

A big congrats to our winners and a big thank you to all those who participated in the raffle. We raised a couple thousand dollars with your help!

Teddy Bear Suite Raffle Partners

Also, we wanted to thank all those businesses who made the raffle possible: Slate, Lure Fish, and participating restaurants, Sweet Bites/Bite on the Go, Atria , Rockfish, The Ritz, Edgartown Meat & Fish, Art Cliff, Mocha Mott’s, Katama General Store, Detente, The Barn, Edgartown Seafood, Black Sheep, 19 Raw, Backyard Taco, Lookout Tavern/ Ocean View, Offshore Ale Co., Edgartown Diner, Lucky Hanks, Beach Road, The Wharf, The Food Truck,and l’etoile

Name The New Bear

Though the actual Teddy Bear Suite has closed its doors for the season, our fundraising and Teddy Bear continues going. We have a new big bear that needs a name. Check out Help Name The Newest Big Bear to Join the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite

Some crowd favorites include Squibby, Sengy, Moshup, and Tashmoo. We love that people are keeping the Island name theme going each year.

Teddies Around Town Joins Martha's Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiser

Teddies Around Town

Also, be on the look out for teddy bears in some of your favorite Island business with Teddies Around Town, which will continue until December, 21st. Your picture could be a winner. 

If you’d like to help us reach our goal of $45,000, but are not able to make any of our Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraising events, you can still help! Click here to securely donate to the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite Fundraiserand be a part of the solution to ending childhood hunger on Martha’s Vineyard. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.