What is "It Takes a Village"?
“It Takes a Village” is a way to give back to our communities during the holiday season and beyond. Through “It Takes a Village”, Henry Bear’s Park works with local organizations to bring cheer to children in high risk environments including those experiencing homelessness who may not have access to quality playthings and educational materials. We believe all children should be able to enjoy fun playthings, but especially this magical time of year!
How does it work?
We’ve partnered with some awesome local non-profit organizations to provide gifts to children in need this holiday season! Each purchase of a care package is donated directly to one of our partner organizations and we match 25% of the total donations!
Who do the care packages go to?
Some of the care package recipients are living in low-income households who are missing the support of full time public schooling, and some are children of families experiencing homelessness. All care packages stay within our local communities on the north shore, in the greater Boston area, or around Providence, Rhode Island. When we help the children of our communities, we make the entire community stronger!
How else does Henry Bear's Park Help?
Henry Bear's Park matches 25% of all donations raised -- so for every 100 care packages donated, we add another 25 care packages from our end. We know that helping the kids in our community have equal access to healthy playthings helps the whole community to thrive, and we're honored to be able to do our part.
A Few Testimonials
"At a time like this, it’s good to be reminded how good people are. Thank you for thinking of my kids and for giving them the opportunity to play."
"We would like to express our gratitude to the many people and organizations who have displayed such tremendous care and sensitivity to our family in this time of crisis. The toys were such a wonderful gift, and they are so very appreciated by our children!"
"In these isolating times, it is crucial for children of all ages to be playing with toys, using their imagination, thinking creatively, and truly having fun. Living in shelter is incredibly challenging, especially for children, but Henry Bear’s Park has given the opportunity for kids to just be kids."
How can you get involved?
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Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to partner with us!