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Buddy Bears for Children's Hospital

$2,930 of $2,640 goal

Raised by 17 people in 20 months
On December 12, 2017, I, as Buddy the Elf, and my wife, as Jovie, are delivering Teddy Bears to GHS Children's Hospital. 

In the 2016 Travelers Rest Christmas Parade our family dressed as Buddy, Jovie, Ming Ming (the head toy maker, played by Peter Billingsley), and the Arctic Puffin. Everywhere we went, we were greeted by laughter, huge smiles, warmth, and love. Buddy seems to bring that out in everyone.

In 2017, we want to do more. We have arranged with GHS Children's Hospital to deliver teddy bears to each child as Buddy and Jovie (our kids can't participate in the delivery due to understandable hospital regulations).  I've already organized with the hospital, and am now raising money to adopt bears to gift to children spending December in the hospital.

When you adopt a bear, we will include your name or your honorees name in our 2017 "Elf in Greenville" video; adopt 10 bears or more as a family, business, or organization and you will be included IN the video itself.  Adopt 25 bears and Buddy will also make a visit to your Greenville County based business.


(Our 2016 video)


Our goal is $2640, which will be enough for 1 bear for each child at the hospital. Help us spread Christmas cheer and love this year with your generous contribution. 

We appreciate your support and love as we brighten these childrens' Christmas! Our plan is to continue this yearly by creating a non-profit in 2018.

Special thanks to Noble Fox Creative, Kevin & Alli Keigley, the team behind the excellent video work!

Brady & Jennifer Gilbert
Call Brady Computer Services
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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I am so excited to have met an exceeded our goal. Gund helped us with the cost of the bears, which means we will also be able to purchase something else to go with the bears! We'll announce the extras as soon as we can, and be sure to send you all pictures delivery!

Happy Thanksgiving!
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WOW! Including one offline donation, we've reached 90% of goal in less than 24 hours! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who has donated or shared so far!

Now we are trying to decide what else we can do with extra funds as they come in. There is something very "Buddy" about an Etch-A-Sketch. Do kids still play with those? What else can you imagine?
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$2,930 of $2,640 goal

Raised by 17 people in 20 months
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