Back row, from left: Carole White-Clarence, Director of Education at Kingwood Medical Center; Dianne Crosley, Director of Business Development; Heartbeat Bear Members: Jill Smith, Aimee Papacostas, P.V. Fitzharris, Marilyn Butler, Victoria Ramirez and Kevin Scoggin, Assistant Administrator of the hospital. Front Row: Rose Ann Martin, Education Manager, and Ruthann Koza, Chairbear of the Kingwood Heartbeat Bears.
"What goes around, comes around" and in this case, it's so wonderfully true!!
The "Heartbear Bears", a philanthropic organization within "Hi Neighbor Club-Kingwood", recently delivered several boxes of soft, brown Teddy bears to the Kingwood Medical Center, so that these dear treasures could be distributed among the traumatized patients in need of comfort and attention. The heartfelt contribution will ease the discomfort, trauma, and fear in the lives of distressed patients.
What goes around, comes around!!! Recently the Heartbeat Bears received a contribution of $500 from the Kingwood Hospital, which will allow the charitable organization to continue in its effort of comforting the lives of traumatized individuals.
The Heartbeat Bears is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide comfort to ill, traumatized children and lonely, forgotten adults. Since 1991, over 60,000 adorable Teddy bears have been donated to the Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Northeast, the Kingwood Medical Center, The Door, to the Battered Women's Shelter, Family Time Foundation, Elder Care Centers, and victims of local disasters.
Each year, at least 2,000 treasured Teddy bears are distributed as needed. The only source of income is from private donations and from various fund-raising projects. By caring for others, the members are rewarded enormously, and both the giver's and receivers' hearts are warmed.