Hi, I am Teddy, the enCourage Kids mascot. My birthday is September 9th and we are celebrating all month long here at enCourage Kids! We would love for you to join in the birthday festivities.

To celebrate, I’m asking you to help raise funds for enCourage Kids Foundation so pediatric patients nationwide can have me as their friend.

Did you know that I help young children cope with their hospitalization? I am a cuddly hand to hold and a source of stress relief in what can be a scary and uncertain time. Learn more below about how you can support enCourage Kids and send me to children in hospitals across the country today!

You can send a cuddly Bear into the arms of a pediatric patient for just $35. And make sure to check if your company matches charitable donations. With a matched gift, you could double your impact and send TWO Bears.

You can host a fundraiser for my birthday on Facebook or Give Lively. Set your goal at $350 and ask your friends and family to donate. If just 10 people donate 1 Bear ($35), you will reach your goal, and 10 more pediatric patients will have a cuddly hand to hold! See the instructions below on how to start your fundraiser today!

The more people who know about my birthday, the better! You can share it with your friends and family, as well as your company. They may want to get involved and fundraise, donate, and participate in helping pediatric patients as well. It is a great opportunity to support a good cause and bring people together.

CREATE A FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER

1) Visit Facebook and follow the on-screen instructions to create your fundraiser for Teddy’s birthday. In the fundraising toolkit below, you can find images and text to use.

2) Invite friends and family to donate to your fundraiser.

3) Share on your social media or via email. There is a fundraising toolkit you can download below to help guide you!

4) Teddy’s birthday is September 9th but we are celebrating all month long! You can share and raise money throughout the month of September.

CREATE A GIVE LIVELY FUNDRAISER

1) Visit this link, click the “I want to fundraise for this” button, and follow the on-screen instructions to create your fundraiser for Teddy’s birthday.

2) Invite friends and family to donate to your fundraiser for Teddy’s birthday. Share on your social media or via email. There is a fundraising toolkit you can download below to help guide you!

3) Teddy’s birthday is September 9th but we are celebrating all month long! You can share and raise money throughout the month of September.

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