Send a Bear


Every donation of $35 provides a hospitalized child with a much-needed friend.

Children find comfort and courage in the enCourage Kids Bear’s smiling face. Child life specialists, nurses, and doctors use the Bear for medical play to help young patients learn what to expect during a hospital visit.

More than 37,000 cuddly Bears have made their way into the arms of hospitalized children since the Send a Smile, Send a Bear program began in 2009. Send a Bear today to help a child through her hospital stay.

*Each Bear is individually wrapped and sealed to meet the infection control standards in place at hospitals nationwide.

enCourage Kids Foundation
1560 Broadway, Suite 600
New York, NY 10036