Boy holding a teddy bear, Nicaragua 2010

Sending A Message of Hope

When tragedy strikes somewhere in the world, the first members of society to suffer are the children. Teddies for Tragedies works to alleviate some of the stress that prevails when these catastrophes occur. The simple gift of a hand-knitted teddy bear sends these children the message that someone in the world cares for them and that they are loved.

You can help. Volunteers are the essential ingredient of Teddies for Tragedies. Follow our patterns to crochet or knit a bear or bears, and then send them to us.

If you can’t crochet or knit, sew a bag or bags for the bears, or help us with donations of yarn and stuffing.

We also take monetary donations through PayPal. You can share us with others who can help, or start your own chapter!

There is no deadline or quota to the number of teddies and/or bags a volunteer must produce. A ball of wool and needles, a few hours spent on a craft you love, and your creation could influence a little child for the rest of his or her life.