New toy teddy bears of all shapes, sizes and colors are blessed during worship services, then they are delivered to Cook’s Children’s Hospital chaplains. These bears are given to patients who need encouragement or support after a painful procedure, during a lengthy hospital stay or during difficult times. Chaplains tell children that “this bear comes to you with love from people you have never met who are praying for you.” The Prayer Bears often mean so much to children and their families that some families return to the medical center to donate bears to the program.
Soft and new teddy bears only please. Non-bears will be donated to the Fort Worth Police Department.
Bears are available for sale in the Higher Shelf Bookstore for $10 and can be dropped off in the Sanctuary.