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Here is your chance to get "Together"

Do you have a group of friends that get together to work on or discuss Teddy Bear related topics?  Are you a member of a local "hug", a Good Bears of the World den, a bear making club or just a group of bear collecting friends?

Send an E-mail to our Publisher with your club information and we will add it to the list below. Attract other "Arctophiles" to join in on the fun too.


Good Bears of The World

Brown bears are given to those in need of a hug. You can purchase bears to love and to give too.

Look for exhibit tables at leading teddy bear shows where you can purchase GBW bears.


Introducing 'Ruby' the newest bear to the Good Bears of the World collection.

Ruby, red bear, first made her appearance at the gifting in Chelsea, MI on November 15, 2008

Ruby was placed on the Christmas tree near the entrance of the Chelsea toy museum.

"She making an impression!" said Chairbear Terrie Stong.

Fort Wayne, IN Bear Toss

The game was on December 15th, 2013 and we collected 1,702 teddy bears and other stuffies.

The Komets Head Coach and some of the hockey players did a gifting at Lutheran’s Children’s Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana on December 19, 2013 with 40 of the teddy bears.

  Komets Mascott, Icy D. Eagle and Goody Bear (aka Alex Wilson, Disorderly Bear Den member) on the right.  

Here is a link to a super video that shows the whole event. Look . . .


Click on this banner to read more about Walter!

Walter was introduced January 2011 at Idex in Florida.

He visited several historical places of interest there and did lots of fun things with the people who have carried him from place to place.

Walter left Florida on his way west, stopping at the Phoenix show, took a cruise, toured California then back east to the Pennsylvania show where he was reunited with his "mother", Bev White.

Walter traveled to Japan too and made several appearances before being auctioned off at the 2013 IDEX Show in Florida on April 13.

He now will be living in Arizona with his new family.

"Thanks to all for helping us share Walter's adventures and for the online bidding and live bidding at IDEX" said Terrie Stong.

Click on Walter's banner to read more about Walter.

Article appearing in

'Walter' raises $1,725 for Good Bears of the World Walter
Good Bears of the World's (GBW's) fourth traveling teddy bear, "Walter," was won at auction by a $1,725 proxy bid from the floor at the IDEX show in Orlando, Fla., in April. "Walter" is a one of a kind created by award-winning artist Beverly White, and had been introduced at the previous IDEX show in January 2012.

"Walter" spent most of his time since then traveling around the country, and even took in the Japan Teddy Bear Show in Tokyo, gathering souvenirs at each stop and promoting GBW's mission to get teddy bears into the arms of people in need of a hug. Collectors who weren't able to get to IDEX this year were still able to bid for "Walter" online, thanks to a bidding page set up by Valerie Rogers of Bears & Buds. "The Internet bidding link brought hundreds of hits in the last two weeks," White said. "Rogers did a yeoman job in creating the site, plus repeatedly tweaking it and making final-week updates." 



Good Bears of the World exhibit table at Bright Star Promotion's Phoenix Teddy Bear Show on March 17th, 2013

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with lots of green!

Marlene Thomas


Show Review

Bill Boyd Memorial Teddy Bear Jubilee

September 27-29, 2012

Kansas City, MO

Good Bears of the World


A Birthday surprise was given at the St. Louis Teddy Bear Show on March 27, 2011. All the teddy bear artists wished her a very happy 'month' as Valerie Rogers helped her with the 'Birthday Girl Walk' around the showroom.

Click on the photo and see the video.


Waldorf, a Good Bears of the World supporter big bear, danced and charmed everyone at the Schaumburg Teddy Bear Show.  His two 'girl friends' (Sandy Humanski and Terry Stong) enjoyed the big hug.


The Kingwood Heartbeat Bears

June 16, 2009

The Kingwood Heartbeat Bears
P.O. Box 5465
Kingwood, Texas 77325

Ruthann Koza, Fundraising Chairman 281-360-7876

Lorrie Patel, Chairbear - 281-358-6057

Margret Ayers, Treasurer/ Fundraising 281-360-7878
Over 500 bears were delivered to Texas Children's Hospital on May 20, 2009. This year 2,000 bears were given, providing many hugs to brighten someone’s day.

An activity group of Kingwood Hi Neighbor was founded in 1990. It became a den of Good Bears of the World International, a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to providing teddy bears to children of all ages who are hurt, sick, lonely or just need something to hug.

Kingwood Heartbeat Bears provides 500 bears to Kingwood Medical Center, Memorial Northeast Medical Center and Texas Children’s Hospital. Bears are also provided to The Blue Star Moms, The Humble Nursing Home and Westminster House of Kingwood. This year 2,000 bears were given, providing many hugs to brighten someone’s day.

The only source of income is from private donations and from various fund raising projects.


Your generous donations to Good Bears of the World help buy more bears to give to those in need of a teddy bear hug!

Good Bears of the World Directory

Bay Area Bears 

San Jose


Thousand Oaks 805-495-5964

Bear With Us

Fresno 559-261-1975

Mountain Bear Fan Club

Fresno 559-226-9027

Santa Bar-Bear-A-Den

Santa Barbara


Slo Bear Den

San Luis Obispo 805-544-6711


Sunshine Bear Den

Ye Old Bear Den

Littleton, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Den


Aloha Den  711 Twin View Dr,

Honolulu HI 96813


Bear Hugs of Chicagoland
Woodstock IL


Bear Magic in Lake County
Liberyville, IL



Disorderly Bear Den Fort Wayne & Columbia City.

Bear Buddies of Indiana


Oz-Some Bear Den
Salina, KS -

Mo-Kan Teddy Bear Society. We are located in the Kansas City metro area. We meet once a month and new members are welcome.

Pat Hackling 

Max Lighty, President

Maryland Beary Hugs Den


Bear Heart Den, Belton, MO

Show Me Bear Club St Louis


Ted E Vegas Den Henderson


New Jersey

Doug Club of Union County Den Cranford


New York

Wee Share Bears Den Syracuse


Oregon Portland Paws Den

Beary Good Friends Den Columbus

Toledo Ohio Den


Pretzel City Bear Den

Reading 610-372-8944


Northwest Club Ted 

Seattle 206-721-0119


Kingwood Heartbeat Bear Den



Giving Paws Den

Arlington 703-841-2444


Friendly Paws Den

Waunakee 608-849-9703

Somethin's Bruin

Muskego 262-679-2983

Gunma, Japan

Cuddly Bear Den

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Barefoot Beach Bears Den

Alexander Randal

340-514-9995 (cell)



Your generous donations to Good Bears of the World help buy more bears to give to those in need of a teddy bear hug!



Celia and Norman Roberts donate 'orphan' teddy bears to GBW that they have rescued from auctions and estate sales.

Valerie, the publisher of Bears&Buds, appeared on the Summer 2010 cover with Eric and Neroli, lucky recipients of a GBW Bear. Full Story. "I'm honored to be a cover girl and to be a part of GBW's effort to gift teddy bears!"

Good Bears of the World (GBW) is a non profit 501(c)3 organization which provides teddy bears to children and adults, where love, solace, and comfort can make a difference. We give out teddies to victims of floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other trauma situations in the United States and abroad.

GBW was founded in England in 1969 by the late journalist and radio pioneer, James Theodore Ownby. Headquarters were located in Mr. Ownby’s radio station, KNDI, in Honolulu, Hawaii until 1991 when they were relocated to Toledo, Ohio.

The purpose of GBW is to spread love and caring to children and the elderly. GBW was the first group to donate teddy bears to police departments in the early 80’s. This program has gained tremendous popularity in the last few decades.

Please help us to provide cuddly teddy bears by sending your donation to:

GBW —  P. O. Box 13097

Toledo, OH 43613-0097


Shown to the left is BEAR TRACKS; a quarterly publication that features articles about Good Bears of the World and their generous contributors along with heart warming stories about the magic of teddy bears.


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