Well it’s hard to believe it, Christmas in Edgartown has come and gone. It was a wonderful weekend full of holiday magic including the Teddy Bear Suite where a lot of holiday memories were made. It was three fun-filled days of happiness and lots of hugging of teddy bears at the Harbor View Hotel’s room 201. People of all ages enjoyed the splendor of the Teddy Bear Suite.
Though the Teddy Bear Suite is about celebrating the magic of the holiday season, it is also an important fundraiser sponsored by Point B Realty for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club’s After School Program. This program gives children a place to go after school, up until 6 p.m. , and it is place where kids can play, do art projects, get help with their homework, and be in a safe place.
This program costs $250,000 to run, but only a small percentage of that comes from Club members. To make the After School program accessible to those who may need it most, it costs parents only $20 per year. Yes, less than going to the movies.
Even with 300 members, the Club still has a large amount of money needed to maintain the program. This gap is bridged through grants and fundraising.
Because of this gap, and seeing firsthand the impact the Club has on Island Children, Point B Realty wanted to do what it could to help out, and have a lot of fun too. Hence, the Teddy Bear Suite idea was born. And I know many people are already wondering what fun surprises we have in store for next year.
Now in our second year, we’ve already surpassed last year’s total and have raised $3,900+, and we’re not done yet. Though we sold a lot of raffle tickets, and sold out of our commemorative Teddy Bear Suite Bear, our goal is $7,500, and that’s where phase two of our fundraising moves online.
New this year, Point B Realty is going to contribute 50-cents for every dollar raised online up to our goal of $7,500. That’s a great way to make your donation dollars go a lot farther. Please click here to make your tax-deductible donation. We’ll be working hard to achieve this between now and Christmas. Help us make the goal and support our Island kids.
Thank you to all of those who helped support the Teddy Bear Suite and the Martha’s Vineyard Boys & Girls Club. If you’d like to learn more about the After School Program, click here, or if you’d like to learn more about the Teddy Bear Suite, click here.
Please share your Teddy Bear Suite photos with us. We know there are some amazing, super cute photos taken. Post them to our Facebook Page, click here, or email them to me, firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to see how much fun you had at the Teddy Bear Suite!
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