Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation

 Knees and Paws supports the Bear-able Gift Program by donating sets of Knees and Paws to children in recovery.  Here's why we love them:

We deliver gifts to thousands of children each year through the national Bear-Able Gift Program. Items such as board games, toys, crayons, coloring books, markers, video games, puzzles, books, teddy bears, craft kits…all sorts of things that make children smile and laugh…are distributed to hospitals across the country. The program is the largest supplier of gifts to children with cancer in North America.

Program Guidelines
The Bear-Able Gift Program, literally, creates smiles for children living with cancer.  Each quarter our network of social workers and child life specialists has the opportunity to request toys and gifts based on the number of children they are treating.

Once the toys are requested, countless local volunteers work diligently to pack boxes for a variety of ages and for both boys and girls.  These items are then shipped via UPS to hospitals and/or oncology centers across the country.
When the toys arrive at their destination, its then up to the social workers and child life specialists to see the toys are distributed.  Some hospitals give each child something when they come in for treatment.  Some children receive a special gift on their birthday.  Others will place toys in their play centers for all the children to enjoy.  The possibilities are endless and the smiles are contagious!

Here is the 2012 schedule for the Bear-Able Gifts!
1st Quarter    Friday, January 13, 2012 – Monday, January 30, 2012
2nd Quarter   Friday, April 13, 2012 – Monday, April 30, 2012
3rd Quarter    Friday, July 13, 2012 – Monday, July 30, 2012
4th Quarter    Friday, October 12, 2012 – Monday, October 29, 2012
Please allow 2 – 3 weeks after the quarterly closing date to receive your shipment.
The Bear-Able Gift Program is made possible only through the generosity of corporations and individuals all across the United States.  All the toys and gifts that are sent through this program are 100% donated.
Get Involved!
If you’re looking to support the Bear-Able Gift Program, here are some ways to help!

Volunteer to pack boxes (please note our office location is Central Pennsylvania)
Sponsor a Toy Drive
Raise Funds for our programs
Give a monetary donation to help with shipping costs
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