The Mother Bear Project is dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations, by giving them a gift of love in the form of a hand-knit or crocheted bear. The simple gift of a hand-knit bear with a tag signed by the knitter has touched over 83,000 children with the message that they are unconditionally loved.
The Mother Bear Project was founded over nine years ago in Minneapolis by Amy Berman, a former Omahan and a friend of mine from high school. It was her vision to build this organization to spread comfort and hope around the world. In an interview via e-mail, I asked Amy four questions and her responses are included on the next page of this blog.
The Project accepts donations of money (just $10 sponsors a bear), materials, postage and labor. Volunteers make the bears. This week, Giving50x52 sponsored five bears.
I encourage you to find out more about the Mother Bear Project and to make a contribution or to volunteer to make a bear. Visit their website at: http://www.motherbearproject.org.
Go to the next page for the interview with Amy Berman, founder of the Mother Bear Project.