Now in its second week, and with our first ever Shop For A Cause trunk show fundraising event, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite has raised $2,000. That’s over 10% of our $15,000 goal for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club and its vital After School Program which serves hundreds of elementary school aged Island kids throughout the year.
Parents pay just $20 per child for the year. That’s a small amount to pay for safe, fun, after school care. Because the fee is kept so affordable, there’s a lot of fundraising and support needed from the Martha’s Vineyard Community, and that’s why the #MVTeddybearsuite is so important.
$15,000 FUNDRAISING DOLLARS EQUAL:
- Bus transportation for over 60 kids each day after school to attend the Club
- Free snacks and meals for over 90 kids each day after school for the entire school year
- Program supplies for art, education, athletic, and recreation programs for an entire year
We’re always looking for fun ways to help raise money for the Club at the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite. This year, we partnered with two amazing Island artists for our first ever, Shop For A Cause trunk show.
What a perfect spot the suite is. Decorated in holiday splendor, holiday music playing, and of course surrounded by cute cuddly bears, the suite provides the perfect location for putting you in the holiday spirit. Also, you’re buying unique gifts people will cherish and you’re shopping with a cause — 10% of the sales go to the After School Program.
I have a special fondness for Rebeccah Clark and her Rebeccah J leather goods. My very first On Point blog was about her and her designs. I immediately fell in love with her jewelry and was amazed by her talent. Not to mention that she is fun and very sweet.
Also, with all her new designs, including the beloved Mermaid Cuff, it was easy to get beautiful gifts and check loved ones — who’ve been good — off my holiday shopping list.
It truly is a magical holiday spot – just warm and cozy. Add friends and a glass of wine, and you can bask in the glow of the season.
An added bonus to the evening was that Gillian Badot joined in the fun. She and her adorable kids and baby clothing line, Gilly B, make the perfect gift for little Vineyard lovers. Her clothes and accessories are simple and whimsical but yet so memorable and adored by little ones.
I know that my son loves his Lobster, by Gilly B. It’s been a favorite since his big sister handed it down to him. It makes him smile and it makes me smile every time he wears it.
There are more fun events to come, celebrating the holidays and the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite.
December 12th – Remember to be on the lookout for everyone’s favorite bears in the Christmas in Edgartown Parade. Meet the newest big one, Lambert, as he joins Edgar, Chappy, Obie, TisBeary and several other furry friends as we embark down Main Street in our signature Mini-Coopers and of course gummy bears to share.
December 20th – Though not official until next week, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite has inspired the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club to host the first ever Teddy Bear Trot, Holiday Fun Run. Interest piqued? How about the fact that bear cute awards will be given for the fastest of course, but also the most festive, and more.
Club board member, Sydney Mullen, an avid runner herself and teddy enthusiast, has already ordered her green tutu for the run. Details to follow about this fun run that is sure to become a holiday favorite and will help us reach the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite’s $15,000 goal.
December 20th – Whether you participate in the Teddy Bear Trot, or just want a family-friendly holiday weekend brunch, the Teddy Bear Brunch at the Harbor View Hotel may be the perfect Sunday outting. Children under the age of 12, who join their parents for brunch and bring a teddy bear with them, will eat for free. Lighthouse Grill at the Harbor View Hotel. 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
If you’re not able to visit any events or the suite itself but would like to support the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite’s fundraising goal of $15,000 for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club. click here. To learn more about the Club’s After School Program, click here.
Don’t forget to visit the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite which is open Tuesday – Sunday thru December 23rd.
Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, December 11th – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Deceber 12th – 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 13th – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thanks for reading the On Point Blog. You can learn more about the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite and the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club on Facebook, including more about special holiday events. You can also discover the latest happenings on MVTeddybearsuite.com.
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