This is a guest post by Debbie Bookstaber
If you have never heard of Bears For Humanity, you should definitely check them out. Bears For Humanity is a social commerce company that believes in 100% certified organic products, healthy children and a sustainable environment. They manufacture Teddy Bears and Animal Friends with an organic faux fur that is the closest thing to hugging a real bear (but much safer)! The company proudly employs women and at-risk mothers from the CalWORKs program. When a customer buys a Bear For Humanity stuffed pal, another just like it is sent to a child in need.
We all shop, we all buy gifts, but how often do we see a company who donates 1:1 to children in need?
Typically, when you purchase an item online, you are asked for your name, credit card and perhaps an option to join the mailing list. When you purchase a teddy bear from Bears For Humanity™, you have the delightful task of choosing a charity – Toys For Tots, Save The Children, Semper Fi Fund, OneSimpleWish.org, Lucile Packard– because your purchase instantly doubles as a gift for a child in need!
More than that, the cuddly pal is personally delivered to a needy veteran’s house, a children’s hospital or an underprivileged household. It’s a win-win way to run a company! The stuffed bears come in two sizes – 16” Premium Bear ($39.99) and 7” Baby Bear (19.99). The many charity options and five color choices are splashed across www.BearsForHumanity.com website that opens to a philosophical question – Can A Teddy Bear Change The World?
Toy industry experts, the California welfare-to-work program known as CalWORKs and an armful of mom bloggers heartily shout, “Yes!” The benefits only begin with the buy one-donate one model. The bears are luxuriously soft! Bears For Humanity pals are the only 100% Certified Organic Cotton/ Hemp teddy bears in the world. Plus, they are naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic which gives parents the peace of mind they don't get from polyester plush toys!
Give a gift that gives back w/@bears4humanity. Buy 1, give 1 to a needy child #bears4humanity http://amzn.to/1Q5myfu (can be set up to tweet from page post if you have that ability, if not, delete)
All of these adorably squishy bears are also available on Amazon and Whole Foods. Wouldn’t they make the PERFECT Valentine’s Day gift?