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Project B.E.A.R.

Bringing Empty Arms Reprieve
Every child is a precious blessing,
no matter how short their time with us.
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Important Updates:

Project B.E.A.R. is currently running low on: Baby Loss Bears. An order has been placed and can be expected to arrive to us by early Fall.

Until then, Project B.E.A.R. can only send 20 Free Baby Loss Bears per month (Individual Requests). Additionally, we we can only send up to 10 Baby Loss Bears per hospital request.

Due to the shortage, we are unable to guarantee that all New Free Baby Loss Bear requests will be fulfilled before we run out of stock.

Project B.E.A.R. must continue to prioritize hospital requests as well as orders that have been paid for in any amount.

Due to the shortage, wait times for Baby Loss Bear requests are subject to change: 
New Free Bear Requests: 4-8 Months
Current Free Bear Requests: 2-4 Months
Hospital Requests: 2-4 Weeks
Expedited and Paid Requests: 2-4 Weeks

If you already requested a Free Baby Loss Bear and would like to ensure you receive your bear before we run out of stock, please consider donating to expedite your request.

What is Project B.E.A.R.?

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Project B.E.A.R. was founded in memory of Jeremiah Joseph Spering, who was stillborn at 37 weeks on April 17, 2008 & Vincent Joseph Spering who was born June 2, 2009 and passed away June 15, 2009.

We draw strength from our son’s namesake verse Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” The knowledge that we will one day hold our children again fills us with hope.

We in turn endeavor to provide some comfort to those who suffer a similar loss and let them know they are not alone.

Project B.E.A.R. sends teddy bears to hospitals as well as to individuals who request them, free of cost. Our bears provide tangible comfort & support to families navigating the challenging path of loss. We also send bears to families with a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit & to those struggling with infertility. Anyone suffering the pain of a child's absence is welcome to a bear. If you would like to support Project B.E.A.R. to help us continue to provide free bears, simply click the Donate to Project B.E.A.R. button to the left.

​We believe that every child is a precious blessing, no matter how short their time with us and whether or not we got to hold them in our arms or just in our hearts.

Our Mission

To help, comfort & support grieving families that have lost a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or termination, or those who have a baby currently in the NICU, by giving them a teddy bear to honor their precious child.
To bring awareness to the reality of miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, infertility and premature birth.
To honor and remember babies who are lost to us.
To comfort those struggling with infertility
To cultivate a community of caring & understanding.

Your Support Matters

Join us as we offer hope to those who need it most

Bringing awareness to the reality of infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~Jer 29:11
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