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by giving them a cuddly GUND teddy bear - 
to comfort them in the hospital and be their friend
when they go home. 
Watch the video below to hear what Julia Grimes, Child Life Director for UNM Children's Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has to say about the benefits of giving cuddly soft GUND teddy bears to the children in her care.        
"We see kids who are in dire need of having something to hold and comfort them and these bears are the answer."
"Kids come down (to Child Life) who’ve gotten a bear and they’re hugging it, it’s on their IV pole, it’s sitting in their wheelchair . . . it’s part of who they are in that setting."
"The GUND bears are soft, got incredible faces and they’re safe. There’s not a part on here a child could (pull off). So well made and that’s what I worry about with some of the other ones that we see - that a kid could choke on a piece that would come off a bear. They’re just quality – well-made, really well-made."
"The bears are beautiful and they’re quality. If I want to give anything to our patients - this is what I want to give."

Julia has seen first-hand how children benefit from having a quality, soft teddy bear to hold on to during procedures at the hospital.

uring 2013-2014 Julia and her Child Life department received over 700 teddy bears as a result of a Teddy Bear Legacy* provided by the family and friends of Jennifer Dugan in the name of her daughter, Megan, who died suddenly at 21 months.

In March of this year Julia opened up a Purchase Order and started purchasing GUND teddy bears from me. See the 8 REASONS below why you should consider purchasing teddy bears from me too.

*To learn more about the Teddy Bear Legacy and how it would benefit families in your community and your hospital, click HERE.

7 Reasons to Purchase Teddy Bears from MamaBearsPlace -
  1. I created MamaBearsPlace in 2008 and I am the sole proprietor.
  2. I love the comfort that teddy bears bring to whoever receives them and my mission is to share that comfort with as many children as possible across the nation.
  3. I take purchase orders.
  4. There is no minimum order quantity.
  5. Each bear is shipped individually wrapped in a new clear bag with a twist tie at the top to keep the bear clean and fresh for the children.
  6. I offer Child Life Professionals a 20% discount off the individual bear price shown on this website.
  7. Every stuffed animal on this site comes from GUND, a 117 year old company known for their quality and huggability.

How does the program work? It's easy.
  1. Open up the Child Life Professionals Form by clicking the button below. The Form shows the image, height, website price and your discounted price for each stuffed animal.

  2. Click the link at the top of the form to see larger images and detailed descriptions of each stuffed animal. To get back to the FORM, click the Child Life Professionals tab at the top of the screen and then the FORM button.

  3. Type in the quantity of each animal you would like and fill in your ship to address and contact information.

  4. Click Submit.

  5. I will email you back a quote for the shipping costs for your order. 

  6. Purchase Order: If you intend to pay with a Purchase Order, we will need to exchange W-9s via email (Request for Taxpayer Identification  Number). Then you can email me the PO number and the name and email address of the person who will process my invoice for payment.
    Credit/Debit Card: If you would prefer to pay with a credit/debit card or through your bank, you will be able to pay securely on this site using a PayPal button I code specifically for you. (A PayPal account is not required.) Just let me know which way you'd like to pay.
  7. The delivery date will depend on the size of your order. Smaller orders will ship within one week. Larger orders may take up to three weeks.

This program is intended for the exclusive use of Child Life Professionals for the benefit of the children in the families they serve.

Please don't get confused by the rest
of my MamaBearsPlace website. It is a gift-giving business 
and separate from the Child Life Professionals program, 
but we do share the same products. 
Teddy Bears are also a passion of mine in helping families cope with the grief of having lost a young child of their own. Click HERE to see how the Teddy Bear Legacy program works. 
 I have voice issues, so email is my preferred method of contact.
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