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What are we?
Bears on Board, Inc. is a non-profit founded by Jim and Paul Pietro in 2002. Bears on Board provides teddy bears to police officers, fire fighters, rescue personnel and social workers to give to children in times of crisis. The program has donated over 19,000 bears to the Worcester and various other police and fire departments and several thousand to the Department of Children and Families. Employees volunteer their time to fundraise, “bear-raise”, plan special events such as the Teddy Bear Picnic and bag each bear for its journey to help a child in need.
  • The Bears on Board Program is designed to try to alleviate some of the trauma a child experiences during an emergency situation.
  • With the help of donations from the public and our generous sponsors we have been able to distribute over 19,000 teddy bears in central Massachusetts.
  • Disasters are hard enough on kids, lets help make it just a bit easier

It’s easy to help!  Donations of new teddy bears, no
larger than 15”, can be dropped off at any Mid‐State
Insurance Agency, Inc. office.  Your tax‐deductible
donations are also welcome.  Bears on Board, Inc. is a
501(c)3 non‐profit organization operated entirely by
volunteers.  100% of your donation is used to provide
teddy bears to children in crisis.
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  1. "It's always funny to see these big, strapping officers
    grab a couple of bears," he said. "They come from all divisions."
  2. "It was one of the first times we had something to give to a child.
    She fell asleep on our couch with the bear and her thumb in her mouth."
  3. “I wish you could see the faces of the children.
    It’s a good thing you’re doing.”