How to Start a Den
What is a Den?
Good Bear Dens are local chapters of Good Bears of the World composed of individuals who have banded together to support the goals of GBW with strength in numbers.
They enjoy benefits derived from association with other bear lovers.
Dens are chartered by GBW and are located around the world.
During the year, they collect and distribute teddy bears and other stuffed animals to be gifted to local groups who work with children and adults in need. They also participate at teddy bear shows, bazaars, flea markets and craft shows to raise money to buy Goodie, the GBW’s mascot bear, to give to organizations who only accept new teddy bears.
Pre-loved stuffed bears and animals that are donated to a Den are checked making sure they are clean and in mint-condition, sorted by size, given new ribbons and placed in bags. Dens then contact their list of service organizations in the area to see what is needed.
GUIDELINES FOR CHARTERING AN OFFICIAL GOOD BEARS OF THE WORLD DEN
1. Build Membership.
2. Hold First Meeting.
3. Affiliate with Good Bears of the World International:
Once you have completed the above please submit:
Mail to: Marlene Thomas, Den Coordinator
Den Bylaws and contract: read . . .
Good Bears of the World
Terrie Stong, Executive Director
P.O. Box 13097 Toledo, Ohio 43613 USA
Phone: (419) 531-5365 or (419) 344-2322
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