Established 1983

Since the beginning of this program, Assistance League of San Jose has donated thousands of teddy bears to organizations serving children in crisis. We are currently providing bears to:

 The San Jose Police Department’s Child Interview Center, which serves children who have been sexually and physically abused;

The San Jose Police Department patrol officers, who give the bears to the frightened and traumatized children they meet during the course of their duties;

The children temporarily residing with their mothers at two of Santa Clara County’s domestic abuse shelters, one operated by Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, and the other operated by Asian Americans for Community Involvement;

The children of families who reside at Family Supportive Housing, which is a homeless shelter in San Jose;

Children in the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Pediatric Ward; and

Children at Parisi House on the Hill.