Because We Care Foundation

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A Charity with Purpose


A Different Children's Charity

Because We Care launched on October 24th, 2015 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. After partnering with the Altoona Police Department, we have grown to secure more than 45 partnerships in the fields of law enforcement, fire, EMS, and dispatch departments. Our goal is to continue this rapid growth and to reach as many children as possible.

Bear In Officer's Hat Teddy Bear K9 and Teddy Bears

About Our Charitable Foundation

It all started with a desire to foster positive relationships between law enforcement, first responders, and the children in our communities. Every day, our men and women in uniform respond to calls that are traumatic, and many of them involve children. Trauma can happen to any child, but we have found that early intervention is the key to coping. By providing these professionals with teddy bears, they are able to quickly comfort children in a visual way that goes beyond kind words. But we can't do this without the help of generous contributors like you. Please donate to our cause today; each bear costs between $5.50 and $8.50, and every dollar donated goes towards providing hope to another child in need.

Altoona Police and Fire Department