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Latest updates, stories and bear-y news.

Oct, 15

Over the past 3 years, my husband Vijay has quoted or paraphrased Blake Mycoskie, TOMS story and "Start Something That Matters" more than a million times.  TOMS is a core part of Bears For Humanity.  If you are changemaker, doer, humanitarian and just a regular human being who has passion and desire to do something in life, please read this book by Blake... Read More

Jun, 24

Blood shed, heart break, and fear and anxiety has gripped Charleston, South Carolina.  As fellow Americans witness to this unimaginable yet real horror, what can we do? Only you can answer this question. At Bears For Humanity, our mission is to bring Change.  What Change you ask?  We want to bring comfort, love and peace to Children of all ages at... Read More

Jun, 03

The Problem Many toys contain synthetic substances that are known to be hazardous to children’s health. These include softeners used in plastic toys, which can disrupt the hormone system, formaldehyde used in glued wooden puzzles, which can cause cancer, or flame retardants used in teddy bears, which can adversely affect a child’s development. Independent tests confirm that almost all of... Read More

Jun, 02

Image courtesy of flickr user Fabian Bromann Playtime should be carefree, yet gaping holes in laws to protect children from chemicals allow toxics in the toy box. Choose safer toys for kids of all ages with the following tips: Keep PVC and polycarbonate plastic out of the toy box. PVC (vinyl) is the soft, flexible plastic commonly found in bath toys,... Read More

Jun, 02

Sure, exercising can make you stronger, happier and healthier. But it can also make you stink. And that polyester workout wear isn't helping. Anyone with a drawerful of T-shirts knows that the synthetic ones can get sour after just a brief jog, while old-school cotton T-shirts remain relatively stink-free all day. And now science explains why. The bacteria that flourish... Read More

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