Glendale, AZ has been home to a locally owned family business, Bears & More, for 25 years. Owners Valerie and Linda Burner’s love of bears gave them the inspiration to create a day to celebrate how special cuddly bears can be to our community.
This day came to be known as “Teddy Bear Day” and 13 years later we are still celebrating this great cause with local businesses and generous people giving back. You can purchase a teddy bear at the Glendale Visitor Center and it will be donated to the local Trauma Teddy Programs, First Responders and Emergency Rooms.
Over the years, Teddy Bear Day has successfully collected and donated more than 8,000 bears to those that that have been in times of trauma, from auto accidents to fires, home accidents and emergency calls.
The day also includes fun activities for the whole family! The Burner family and neighbors have fun ideas all relating to Teddy bears, from face painting to glitter tattoos, bracelets, games, prize drawings and menus filled with special “berry” items. Visit boutique stores, specialty shops, and downtown eateries for special offers and discounts. Ollie the Trolley will be cruising through downtown Glendale to offer free rides in the area, including stops at Cerreta Candy Company.
Start your Teddy Bear Day at Historic Downtown Glendale’s Visitor Center to pick up an event map located at 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 140, Glendale, AZ 85301.
Purchase a Trauma Teddy Program Approved Teddy Bear
Purchase a Trauma Teddy Program approved Bear to donate for $10 each. Proceeds from the sales will benefit local Trauma Teddy Programs, First Responders and Emergency Rooms.
Glendale Visitor Center – 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 140 (cash or check)
Bears & More – 7146 N. 58th Drive (cash, check or charge)
Gracie’s Marketplace– 7146 N. 58th Ave. (cash, check or charge)
WHEN: Saturday, September 9th 2017
TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: 5800 W. Glenn Drive, Suite 140, Glendale, AZ 85301
COST: $10 to donate