Buddy Bear® Weekend is a special yearly fundraising event dedicated to collecting brand new stuffed teddy bears for young children involved in traumatic events to give a little hope and happiness in their time of need..

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Buddy Bear Weekend
Buddy Bear Weekend

How We Began...

What started off as a one day small scale event collecting teddy bears for kids, has turned into a large scale weekend of fun and celebration over the span of 24 years. 

Buddy Bear Weekend Event

Our First Event

Our First Buddy Bear™ Weekend event took place at the Farmer's Market Mall in West Palm Beach in 1995.  

Buddy Bear Den

Join Us

Our program is destined and in the works of becoming a National Event around many cities across the USA. Your city can adopt our program and become a charter member of the Buddy Bear ™ Weekend Coalition! You, too, will learn to care by giving a bear! After all, it's for the children!

Find Out How You Can Get Involved 

We Are looking for Sponsors, Volunteers, & People Who Want To Start Their Own Chapter In Their Own City.

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