CARE BEARS™ SHARE YOUR CARE DAY
Sharing is Caring!
Share Your Care Day should be EVERY DAY not just on September 9th! A constant motto in our house is “Sharing is Caring”. This is something that the children also will say to their friends in particular situations, and we are proud that they understand the message and want to help to do their part to share. We also try to teach them that it’s more than just sharing your snack with your friends at school, or sharing a turn on a swing on the playground. Sharing is so much more and can turn around devastating situations and experiences, and make a person’s day or even life.
It’s not just a lesson for our children, it’s a lesson for every one. It’s something that we struggle with as parents too, trying to share ourselves with our children, with our spouses, and with our friends. Sharing is such a bigger gesture and is a part of our every day lives. We also strive to teach our children that sharing isn’t just about the material objects in our lives. Sharing can be a kind word, a moment of your time, your help, and because we try to teach them the difference that they make, they are excited to get involved.
Care Bears – Original Sharers
For nearly 35 years, Care Bears have taught children of all ages about sharing their feelings and caring for others. The Care Bears toy line was originally introduced in 1983 to caring fans everywhere and they’ve never been out of the heart and minds of fans since. Recently, the huggable Cousins have been reintroduced for digital natives on Netflix in the Netflix Original Series: Care Bears & Cousins. They also have a variety of fun apps for your family to continue sharing on the go! You can even make your own Care Bear at Build A Bear.
At their core, Care Bears have heart and are all about love, caring and sharing with others. Care Bears also support charities around the world that help families in need, including We Care Bears, ZachKapCares, Fathom/en-ABLE, United Way, Operation Smile and many more.
Join Us – Help Care Bears Celebrate the #CareALotChallenge
The #ShareYourCare movement is all about acts of kindness, big and small. Care Bears encourage you to do something nice for someone today, such as treating a friend to lunch, sharing a toy with your sibling, taking out the trash for your mom, helping an older neighbor across the street. Or inspire others with bigger acts of philanthropy like planting a tree, buying coffee or lunch for a homeless person or spending a day volunteering for a charity. Care Bears hope to embolden you to be kind, think of others and #ShareYourCare every day.
#ShareYourCare With We Care Bears
Today, on Share Your Care Day, Care Bears is participating in an event donating 500 Care Bears plush to help this year’s Care Bears Kid Ambassador, 13-year-old Jessica Carscadden and her mission to help kids in “unBEARable” situations via We Care Bears Project.
Jessica Carscadden is one incredible and amazing young lady. She has such a genuine soul and sweet spirit. We are happy to support her and are so excited that Care Bears chose to support her foundation.
One day I was cleaning out my stuffed animals and a lot of them were almost new, many still had the tags on them.
The fire department comes into contact with children at fires, auto accidents or EMT calls. The kids they meet are often scared. I thought kids would be less scared if they fireman had a stuffed animal to give the kids. The fireman didn’t have any stuffed animals and they were happy I donated mine.
I am only one girl and I took all of my animals to the fire department but I know the police department also come into contact with kids who are scared so I made a plan.
I talked to the principal at my school, Dr. Newman, and asked him if I could ask the whole school to donate stuffed animals. Then maybe we could have enough stuffed animals to put some in the trunk of all the police cars at our local Sheriff’s station AND in the fire trucks and ambulance. Dr. Newman thought it was a good idea and that maybe if I presented it to the Monterey Ridge Elementary School Student Council they could help me with the project.
I talked to the Sheriff’s office and they have 6 cars, plus the fire station vehicles. So my goal was to get stuffed animals in every vehicle and boy did we!!
With the help from kids all over the country we have donated about 3,000 bags of stuffed animals to first responders and other organizations that work with kids in unbearable situations all across the US.”
It’s Time To Share Your Care
Care Bears encourage fans everywhere to do something nice for someone all month long via #CareALotChallenge, such as treating a friend to lunch, sharing a toy with a sibling, taking out the trash for mom, or helping an older neighbor across the street. Bigger inspirations for the holiday could also mean acts of philanthropy like planting a tree, buying coffee or lunch for a homeless person or spending a day volunteering for a charity. Care Bears hope to embolden the nation to be kind, think of others and #ShareYourCare every day.