Our teddy bear makers are from CalWORKs program. CalWORKs is a welfare to work program funded by fellow tax paying Americans in California. Our teddy bear makers are women and at-risk mothers with a desire and ambition to become accountable Americans. We hand pick, select and train every teddy bear maker based on 3 qualities - work ethic, character and commitment to excellence. Once they are selected, we immerse them in a hands-on training program in the art of making the perfect teddy bear. We teach and coach all our teddy bear makers in every aspect of making the perfect teddy bear just for you. Bears for Humanity makes the effort to care for our people first, a directive often neglected by the majority of the toy industry.