We all know how cute and cuddly Care Bears are, but what many don’t know is that they have a very important mission. It is to encourage others to share their care. So what does that mean? It means to spread happiness, kindness, love, acceptance and, of course, sharing to all those around you. Care Bears would like you to join their mission by sharing your care every day.
As a Care Bears Ambassador, I would like to encourage parents to work with their children to celebrate the Care Bears’ mission. It is so important for parents to teach their kids about respecting those that are different, helping those in need and showing love for all no matter their shape, size or color.
As part of the Share Your Care Mission, Care Bears has donated hundreds of Care Bears to the We Care Bears Project. For those who don’t know, this project was started by 13-year-old Jessica Carscadden who was chosen as this year’s Care Bears Kid Ambassador. Jessica started her project by donating her stuffed animals to her local fire department to provide to scared children experiencing trauma. This then turned into a school wide effort where stuffed animals were collected and donated to the police department and ambulance squads as well. Since then, Jessica, with the help of others, has donated over 3000 bags of stuffed animals to first responders and other organizations that help children in the USA dealing with traumatic experiences.
Now, if a 13-year-old can start a project and donate thousands of stuffed animals to children in need, I am sure there is something we can all do share our care too. To help you get started, I have come up with a list of ways to help others. Good deeds can be small or big. It doesn’t matter when they come from the heart!
15 Ways to Share Your Care
Donate stuffed animals to Children’s Hospital
Volunteer at an Animal Shelter
Volunteer at a Day Care
Write a Letter to a Veteran
Help a Neighbor
Donate Clothes to Charity
Volunteer to Read at Library Story Time
Participate in a Town Clean Up
Buy Lunch for Homeless
Help Your Parents Clean the House
Cook a Meal for a Sick Neighbor/Friend
Volunteer at an Aquarium or Zoo
Rake the leaves for an elderly neighbor
Share toys with siblings and/or friends
Donate School Supplies to Family in Need
Join the #CareaLotChallenge! Complete one selfless act a day. You can share your experience on Facebook or Twitter by tagging @CareBears and using the hashtags #ShareYourCare and #CareaLotChallenge. Happy Sharing!