The Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite organizers announced today that the popular holiday fundraiser will open this year on Thanksgiving Day with extended hours, a new home, and an ambitious fundraising goal.
The Teddy Bear Suite will be open daily 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thanksgiving Day through December 28th, with longer hours on the weekends and during Christmas In Edgartown (December 12 – 14).
Teddy Bear Suite founder and sponsor Point B Realty worked with event host Harbor View Hotel, to move into one of the luxurious Captain’s Cottages at the Harbor View, which will allow for more bears and easier access for visitors.
Now going into its fourth year, the Teddy Bear Suite is a non-profit fundraiser for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club.
“Our goal is to raise $12,000 this year for the after school programs at the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club, these vital services are used year-round by hundreds of island children and their families, “said Point B Realty Owner/Broker Wendy Harman.
Harman said this year’s fundraising will be used to renovate the Club’s heavily used Games Room, where hundreds of elementary school aged children spend their after school hours each week, before being picked up by their parents.
The improvements for the Games Room will include new carpet, paint, ping pong table, flat screen TV and more.
In addition to donations at the door of the Teddy Bear Suite, organizers run a raffle, and a large online fundraising effort. Click here for donation link.
For more information on this community holiday event where holiday memories are made, visit mvteddybearsuite.com for complete schedule and special events.