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The holidays are ultimately about giving, and one way to give to a great cause and a lovely gift to someone you love is with the purchase of this year’s Little Brown Bear at Bloomingdales. Bloomingdale’s has partnered with the Child Mind Institute this year, an organization dedicated to help transform mental health care for the world’s children, to raise money for the organization through the sale of their soft and cuddly custom GUND bears.
The limited edition bears also come with a storybook by illustrated by Michael Storrings and written especially for Bloomingdale’s by Dan Tucker with a forward by Jimmy Buffet. Gund bears are soft, cuddly, high quality and at $29.99 I think this bear is affordably priced considering it is a 15″ tall and $8.00 from each purchase are going to the charitable cause.
I have had the chance to work with mental health populations in the past, so I think that this is a great organization and mission to support. Check out their website at http://www.childmind.org/to find out more about their mission and to find resources for your family or to share with others in your life.
Additional Information from Bloomingdale’s and The Child Mind Institute:
This holiday season Bloomingdale’s is giving their shoppers a chance to make a difference in a child’s life through the purchase of their annual Little Brown Bear. For every Little Brown Bear sold ($29.95), Bloomingdale’s will donate $8.00 to the Child Mind Institute.
The 2010 edition of the Little Brown Bear is paired with the storybook, “A Magical Night before Christmas”, featuring a foreword by Jimmy Buffett, written by Dan Tucker, with illustrations by Michael Storrings.
The Child Mind Institute is devoted to transforming mental health care for the world’s children to enable them to reach their full potential. Founded by Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, and Brooke Garber Neidich, our organization is passionately committed to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders,building the science of healthy brain development, and empowering children and their families with the information they need to get help, hope, and answers.
The Child Mind Institute’s new website, www.childmind.org, offers public education, information and support for parents, and advocacy to fight the stigma that prevents so many children with psychiatric disorders from getting the care they need.
The Child Mind Institute does not accept funding from the pharmaceutical industry.