Send a Smile, Send a Bear

Send a Cuddly Companion to a Hospitalized Child for Valentine's Day

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Send Love to a Sick Kid on Valentine's Day

Children see a friend in the enCourage Kids Bear's smiling face. Child life specialists, nurses, and doctors use the bear for 'medical play' — to help young patients know what to expect during a hospital visit.

Each cuddly teddy bear delivers comfort, smiles, and courage. Send a bear today to help a sick child through her hospital stay this Valentine's Day.

"We traveled to HSS in NYC for my daughter's complex orthopedic surgery, so being away from home was stressful. My daughter had a big smile when the Bear was brought into her room, and she kept him with her at all times. Mr. Bear comforted her." - An enCourage Kids Mom

More than 30,000 cuddly teddy bears have made their way into the arms of hospitalized children since the Send a Smile, Send a Bear program began in 2009. Each bear is individually wrapped, meeting hospital protocols for health standards.

Every $25 donated sends a Bear to a hospitalized child.

For more information about enCourage Kids Foundation please contact Christina at or 212-354-2878.

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