Colliers Houston has participated in the BEARing Gifts program for numerous years. BEARing Gifts provides holiday gifts to children under the care of CPS who otherwise would not have much of a holiday at all.
The annual toy drive raises over 26,000 gifts for over 8,400 children in CPS custody. CPS caseworkers submit wish lists for children under their care. The requests are filled by foundations, corporate and family grants and gifts, and individuals.
This year Colliers Houston, sponsored ten children (ages ranging from 2-15) from over 5 different families.
We collected donations internally to order clothes and toys at the best price. Most of the kids on our list received all three wishes and winter clothing.
Since many children that BEAR serves have very few belongings or nothing at all,one member of our Colliers family also handmade pillow cases for each of our children.
We're glad to take this opportunity to bring a little light into an otherwise very dark world for these kids.
About BEARing Gifts
BEAR... Be A Resource for CPS Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring dignity and hope to abused and neglected children involved in Child Protective Services. This organization provides basic necessities to the children in care as well as support to the caseworkers of Harris County Child Protective Services.
BEAR operates four programs in support of its mission. Each program aims to support and nurture children and teens in custody of CPS.
Learn more about BEARing Gifts at http://bearesourcehouston.org/programs/bearing-gifts/