All donations go towards the purchasing of bears for all Departments. The fund is administered by the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation. For more information about the CPCF please visit

For a Charitable donation, checks can be made out to:

Because We Care Foundation/CPCF

c/o Central Pa Community Foundation

1330 11th Ave

Altoona, Pa 16601

The Because We Care Foundation wants to do our part in helping the children and first responders in Houston Texas during this devastating time. If you would like to make a monetary donation to help purchase these adorable 8in teddy bears that will provide comfort and hope to the children affected by the hurricane, please use the "DONATE" button above. Each bear with custom t-shirt costs $5.50. Every dollar donated is another dollar towards a bear that will provide these children with comfort and hope that have lost everything.

UPDATE: Thanks to all those who donated, the Foundation and the Houston Police Department were able to pass out 200 #hoUStonstrong teddy bears to some amazing kids in Houston Texas. The impact was amazing!