It’s pretty easy to find a teddy bear that my kids will love.¬†Cute and stuffed? Check. But finding one that I love for them is a bit trickier.¬†Bears for Humanity¬†is¬†a winner for all of us.

My favorite thing about¬†Bears for Humanity is their buy one, give one business model which husband and wife team Vijay and Renju Prathap¬†modeled after TOMS. Each¬†purchase¬†means an¬†equal¬†bear—not some cheaper facsimile–goes to one of their U.S. partner organizations, like Toys for Tots, pediatric cancer org Expect Miracles, and¬†Save the Children, all to¬†brighten up another child’s day.¬†Beyond that, Bears for Humanity hits so many of my buttons, like being made of soft, cuddly, 100% organic faux fur, and¬†stuffed with¬†totally squishable, recycled¬†polyfill.

 

Bears for Humanity I Love You heart for Valentine's Day

Bears for Humanity | buy one, one is donated to US children's charities

This civic-minded mama is also thrilled¬†that each bear is assembled in Northern California in partnership with CalWorks. So, not only is my ¬†purchase helping a child in need,¬†it’s also helping families¬†by providing jobs in the community. Pretty big accomplishments¬†for one little bear.

Bears for Humanity’s “buy one/give one” organic teddy bears are available for $39.99 for larger bears with poseable limbs and $19.99 for smaller ones in various colors. Also check out their new accessories,¬†including a bow tie, tee shirt, heart, and bib, all made¬†from 100% certified organic cotton.