BEARS FOR SCHOOLS
As of July 20, 2021, Rockingham County Education Foundation has learned about 26 children in local schools who have lost one or both parents to cancer, heart attack, COVID-19, and tragic accidents. Seven children have had one or more parents deported. Separation, whether by death or deportation, is a traumatic experience, often bringing feelings of confusion, abandonment, and deep sorrow.
There may be no greater need for comfort for a child than during this time.
Bears for Schools provides a super soft 15-inch high quality teddy bear to students and their younger siblings suffering a loss.
Teddy bears are shipped immediately upon need and directly to the school. RCEF coordinates with school faculty and staff to ensure the bears are given to the child at school.
School principals, faculty and staff - anyone working in a public school - can request a bear for a student and siblings. Just complete this form, and we'll be in touch to take care of the rest.