Teddys for Tykes is a nonprofit dedicated to changing children’s lives
one bear hug at a time.
News and FAQs
TFT accepts any type of stuffed animal, superhero, or character in any size, shape, or color. If its clean, cute, and cuddly, we will find a home for it.
Why do you need my bear(s) to be sponsored?
To send Bear(s) to a third world country involves buying a used suitcase (about $30 from a thrift store) and the airline baggage fee for transport (about $40). Total cost is about $70. We find people who are going to poor countries to do charity work and ask them to take an extra suitcase with them.
To help with the large cost, we create an email with pics of your bears to be used as a sponsorship pledge. We ask that you please forward the email to your friends and family so they can help support you with your gracious and kind gift.
We will take as many new or gently loved bears as you would like to give.
The short answer is all over the world. In addition to shipping bears to Third World countries, we also work with local nonprofits, charities, food pantrys, and homeless shelters, that help children in your community.
Each time we give a bear to a child we ask if we can take his or her picture. Most of the time we get a yes and everything is great. However, there are some instances where a child or mother does not want a picture taken. In these instances, we must respect their privacy.