“A Hug is Always the Right Size”

–Winnie the Pooh

The bear program has been providing soft, cuddly teddy bears to individuals throughout the Las Vegas community since 1988. The bears are provided to children and adults in crisis or time of duress. Automobile accidents, fires, domestic problems, separation from a family member, memory loss or an emergency room visit are among some of the situations that warrant comfort from a bear. Over 5,500 bears are delivered annually by Assistance League volunteers to local agencies who provide crisis care.

If you know of a local agency that could benefit from our bear program, or if you would like more information, please contact us at allv.bears@gmail.com.

4,080 bears were given to 41 local agencies to comfort traumatized children in 2020-2021

These numbers reflect school and agency closures due to COVID-19.