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In 2011, a loved member and chat leader, TeddyBear started the Teddy Bear Challenge. In 2021, the Teddy Bear Challenge raised $77,274!
- 155 financial donations, including 9 of $1,000 or more
- $50,000 from our anonymous WFS angel
- The sale on eBay of 13 Statement bracelets were also contributed
The main purpose of the Teddy Bear Challenge is the fundraising. However, to make it even more fun and offer women an opportunity to put Statement #10 into action, “All love given returns” … teddy bears and bunnies are stuffed & accessorized and then offered as prizes in a drawing. It is our belief that the dolls will deliver hugs and love to whomever receives them. To date, 100 dolls have been given away in this effort, with love given to the doll and returned to all.
Financial donors are entered into this drawing, unless they opt out. eBay buyers can request to be entered by using the electronic form. However, a financial donation or purchase is not required to enter. See below for the rules the drawing.
Would you or your group like to join in the fun?
The Teddy Bear Challenge needs volunteers or groups to stuff the dolls, raise awareness in the WFS community and organize/perform supporting activity for the event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
The funds are much needed to support the operations and programs offered by Women For Sobriety, Inc. WFS is a 501(c) (3) non-profit Corporation.
About the Drawing
Entry to the drawing closes on June 14, 2022. Winners will be announced on June 20, 2022. The winners will be emailed notification and asked to complete an online form to provide a shipping address. Note, the stuffed doll can be sent to another person or organization, within your own country, if you confirm that they will accept it … but gift wrapping is unavailable.
Teddy Bear Drawing Rules
No donation necessary to win. To enter without making a donation, complete the form at womenforsobriety.org/entertbc Minimum 18 years of age. One entry per person. Employees, directors and officers of WFS and their immediate family members (parent, child, sibling and spouse of each) and those living in the same households of each (whether related or not) are not eligible. Odds of winning will depend on number of entries. To be eligible for the drawing, entries must have been received by June 14th, 2022, online or postal mail to PO BOX 618, Quakertown, PA, 18951, USA.