is a child in Houston today who is waking up scared and hungry.
This child doesn’t have clean clothes, or maybe any
clothes. This child is
in need of basic necessities such as a toothbrush and toothpaste.
This child is also in danger of, or is already being, abused
or neglected. You can
make a difference in this child’s life.
A Resource for CPS Kids offers help and hope for abused and
neglected children and the caseworkers who protect them.
BEAR is a unique
public/private sector partnership that sponsors programs to support
children under the care of CPS in
Harris County. There
are 70 similar community-based programs operating throughout Texas
under the name Community Partners.
currently operates two programs that serve CPS kids.
The BEAR Necessities is an emergency supply
room that provides necessities and niceties such as food, clothing
and toys to children who are served by CPS.
We currently serve 1,000 children a month in the room.
BEARing Gifts provides
Christmas gifts to CPS kids who otherwise would have no Christmas at
all. This past year we
provided more than 18,000 new gifts to 6,300 CPS kids.
programs are designed to provide support for our children at
times when it is most painful to be a CPS child.
has been granted non-profit status under Section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to BEAR
are tax deductible. BEAR operates with two
full-time staff members who are funded by Harris County
Protective Services for Children and Adults and one by the Texas Department of
Family and Protective Services. Volunteers
from the Junior League, along with many others from the community at
large, purchase and organize inventory, and select items for
children. All funds contributed to BEAR,
therefore, go directly for goods and services for CPS kids.
makes a big difference in the lives of CPS kids.
Please open up your heart and help BEAR
help the child who will wake up scared tomorrow.