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Homemade Teddy Bears for Charity
Billion Bears Charity Drive
When I first heard about the Squidoo Summer Sunshine Award for Charity, I wondered why I hadn't thought about making a lens before now, to let everyone know all about the BILLION BEARS CHARITY DRIVE?
If you haven't heard about this 'beary special' Charity Drive, let me fill you in...
A quick history, then I'll explain how it works!
I get so many requests for donations from charitable causes, and EVERY request makes me feel terrible because I cannot help everyone I would like to. Lots of people think I am a large company
but it is just ME, working from home. People don't seem to realise that I cannot donate loads of cash or products when I don't even make a living myself from my business!
Having said all that, I realised that there is a genuine need for something quick and simple (and cute!) to make for fund-raising charities so I decided to put on my thinking cap on to see what I could do to help.
When I set up my business, I was advised to have my toy patterns protected by international copyright, which has been done to protect against my designs being mass-produced... so I needed to have an official means of using my FREE Teddy Pattern for charity so that people can make and sell as many Teddies as they can physically make without breaching any copyright! Sooooooo , with this in mind, I set up the 'Billion Bears' Charity Drive as an official means of "giving something back" for all the joy I have got out of my little business.
How the BILLION BEARS CHARITY DRIVE works:
(As always, there have to be some do's and don'ts.)
What CAN be done with the Honey Easy Teddy Pattern:
Anyone who has received the Honey Teddy Bear Pattern as my thank-you gift for signing up for my Funky Friends Factory newsletter, (or who has purchased the pattern), may use this pattern, to make as many Honey Bears as they can, for ANY OFFICIAL CHARITY of their choice -
- as long as they let me know - HOW MANY BEARS THEY ARE CONTRIBUTING to the BILLION BEARS CHARITY DRIVE! *
* The aim is to get to one BILLION - there's no time limit on this! : )
What CANNOT be done with the Honey Easy Teddy Pattern:
Please remember that I am giving permission for
the pattern to be used for charitable purposes only and there are things that cannot be done with the pattern,
........even though I am giving it away for free!
1. The Honey Teddy Pattern cannot be reproduced, distributed or sold.
( EVEN to raise funds for a legitimate charity.)
2. The Honey Teddy Pattern cannot be mass-produced/ reproduced by photocopying or printing.
(Anyone and EVERYONE is welcome to get their own official copy of the pattern from the website.)
*** Please refer to the COPYRIGHT INFORMATION below for details: ***
The FunkyFriendsFactory patterns, toys, concepts & logo are protected by international copyright protection. It is acceptable to make these toys for personal use and gifts, or to sell in limited numbers, IF you make the toy yourself from start to finish AND the toy you make is labelled or tagged 'Made from a www.funkyfriendsfactory.com pattern'.
It is unacceptable to mass-produce the toys or to duplicate, photocopy or reproduce the patterns, in any form. [Â®Â© 070630 Copyright Protection Services International.]
Copyright Â© 2001 Funky Friends Factory.
Billion Bears feature in Country Threads Magazine!
I was recently blown away by the 2 page article in Country Threads Magazine! I have had the most heart-warming response to the Funky Friends Factory Billion Bears Charity Drive from all over the world!!!
It seems that using the free Honey Teddy is a brilliant way to combine craft and charity! Now everyone can help the charity of their choice by either donating the teddies they have made for needy children, or to children's charities like Ronald McDonald Houses, or to use in charity fundraiders, to sell to raise funds to help all any charity.
Charities to donate your FINISHED teddies to...
These charities accept and distribute finished toys and are always in need of children's toys.
- Samaritans Purse Organization
You can pack your teddy bears into a shoebox for the samaritans Purse Christmas Child Appeal.
Children's Charities to donate the proceeds of your Honey Teddy sales...
You can donate the actual teddy bears to charity or sell them at markets to raise money to donate to a charity of your choice. Here are some children's charities that you can donate to.
- Starlight Foundation
Since 1988 Starlight has brightened the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, and their families, throughout Australia.
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- Kids Foundation - childhood injury prevention & injury recovery, Childrens Charity - Evaluation,
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- World Childrens Charity
World Childrens Charity
- World Vision International
Global Portal of World Vision, a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice - to transform the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk children and communities.
Animal Charities that can benefit too...
Animal shelters can benefit too from our crafty endeavours!
- Snuggles Project
The Snuggles Project - giving comfort to shelter animals
Other crafty projects for charity...
If you don't sew, knitting or crochetting can be another way to do something crafty for charity and help a great cause too!
- Knit One Save One
From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child's right to health, education and protection.
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- Newborns in need Charity
Â Newborns in Need serves the needs of newborn babies... Your donations of time, sewing notions, and money to help alleviate the suffering of tiny helpless babies is greatly needed and appreciated.
- Care Wear - Knit a teddy for your local hospital.
Care Wear is a nationwide group of volunteers who provide handmade baby items to hospitals. Volunteers who knit, crochet, and sew are invited to join the effort.