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Will your State Teddy Bear receive the 

2017 Teddy Bear Crown of Love


The State of California took center stage last year as the 2016 Mercy Mission Bear Hospital and Adoption Agency Teddy Bear Competition winning State Teddy Bear who won the crown as the leading state teddy bear! Now, YOU have a chance to enter your state Teddy Bear in the 2017 STATE TEDDY BEAR COMPETITION has that has begun this month, April, and we invite you and your state an opportunity TO PREPARE AND PRESENT a winning teddy bear entry to be placed on display and judged; along with hundreds of other teddy bears from across the nation (global entries welcome); at our upcoming 4th Annual, November, 2017 Red Carpet Awards and Dinner Celebration, with the theme: "MAY PEACE BE WITHIN THY WALLS".


Mercy Mission Bear Hospital and Adoption Agency; in operations to support sick and homeless children; blind and paraplegic children; children awaiting treatment for life threatening diseases; pediatric cancer victims as well as financial support and MORE! Thousands of dollars in financial assistance gifts will be presented to advised and selected ill children and their families, and the event will host the best in entertainment, delectable foods, deserts and beverages.


Attendees this year will dine among indoor waterfalls, dancing teddy bears, teddy bear acrobats twirling in the air, a fantastic children's choir, a climbing teddy bear exhibit and other surprises of the evening including the display and judging of teddy bears in the teddy bear state competition to show the world that children and their lives are important for the future of our world. 


WILL YOU  SUPPORT THE HOSPITAL MISSION by decorating a teddy bear; 16 inches in height or taller; and forwarding your bear by August 1, 2017 to CAACG, 3701 Inglewood Avenue, #123, Redondo Beach, Ca. 90278. Please include the name of the state your teddy bear is representing, the name of your teddy bear and a $100.00 processing fee per teddy bear. This processing fee will include a teddy bear judging stand; a teddy bear competition certificate; a teddy bear photo opp session after Beartech Artists complete their make up and fur enhancement beauty session with your teddy bear, and teddy bear security guard fees the night of the celebration. Your Teddy Bear Competition Sash will be prepared for him or her for identification and judging in Los Angeles, California the month of October, for announcement at the November celebration! There will be a first, second, third and fourth runner up at this spectacular event so please make sure your entry arrives by August 1, 2017 to be included in the festivities.


Teddy Bears will not be returned but will remain the property of Mercy Mission Hospital and will continue on display for the upcoming new construction of Mercy Mission Teddy Bear Hospital and Adoption Agency for the world of visitors to behold!  


EMAIL US TO RESERVE YOUR STATE TEDDY BEAR ENTRY SPACE. CAN ALSO PRESENT A CORPORATE TEDDY BEAR, A UNIVERSITY TEDDY BEAR, A HOSPITAL BEAR, A SCHOOL BEAR, SPORTS BEAR, MILITARY VETERANS BEAR, AN ENTERTAINMENT BEAR, TEDDY BEAR FOR LAW BEAR, TEDDY BEAR IN SPACE BEAR, A TEDDY BEAR REPRESENTING YOUR ORGANIZATION, CHURCH OR CITY COUNCIL TEDDY BEAR. Special recognition will be given to these categories as supporting organizations. 


For more information, sponsorship package, vendor table form, to volunteer as a teddy bear designer, teddy assistant, teddy make up artist, please contact [email protected] Thank You!


Mercy Mission is a 501 (c)3 non profit and Ca State Exempt organizations in good standing. Teddy Bears donated for this cause are tax deductible to the extent of law. See your accountant or tax attorney for additional advice.


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PROGRAMS AND SERVICES 

Earmarked for MERCY MISSION

Hospital Visit Services to sick and homeless kids

Emergency Medical and Clinical Financial Assistance

Children's Life Enhancement Services

Local Hospital, Fire Department, Coalition Partnerships

Children's Peer Support Groups

Medical Supply Assistance Services

Kids Wigs, Make Up Artistry and Image Consultations

Teddy Bear Summer Camps

The Annual Golden Bear Image Awards Gala  

Annual Bear Paw Scholarships 

 Young Adult Champion Summit

Mercy Mission Children's Division Annual Tea By the Sea with Teddy Celebration

Regional Outpatient Field Trips

Training for Professional Children's Services Providers

Teddy Bear Safety Education Program

Coordination Services with Local Community Agencies

Champs For Children Teen Volunteer Program

Teen Advocacy Training Program Issues such as Human Trafficking, Prevention,Reproductive Justice, Gun Violence Prevention and

Domestic Violence Intervention 

Mercy Mission Thrift Shop

Youth Back To School Store

Community Shelter Start Up Program Training

Social Justice Advocate Program

Jr. Fire Captain Youth Program

Children's and Youth Bereavement and Grief Support Group 

Mercy Mission Cancer Support Group

Parents Supporting Parents Programs

Teddy Bear Love and Care Packages

Baby and Teddy Babysitting Services 



MERCY MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

As we await the realization of our hospital transition from it's current Annex Offices in the city of Gardena, California, into our multi-storied Hospital complex, our 3 years of existence as a children's non profit charity, Mercy Mission volunteers and staff has accomplished the following:


Donated thousands of new Teddy Bears to sick and homeless kids through Churches,  , Schools and Curb to Street Kids on Skid row, Los Angeles


Reported over thousands of volunteer hours in teddy bear cleaning, repair and distribution services to sick and homeless children


Collected thousands of new and used teddy bears for distribution services


Conducted hundreds of hours in volunteer services in the local community to educate and assist children emotionally in their times of sickness  

17 Year old Michael Simpson; Mathematician, MESA Prg P, Team Member For NASA and Engineering Science Achiever; won the hearts of all in attendance at February 28th Program...
 IF WERE DR KING, These would Be My Words to The Nation,
IN CELEBRATION OF 2015 NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH 


The Torrance Gateway Holiday Inn, located at 19800 South Vermont Avenue, Torrance, Ca. proved to be the Hotel of Champions, February 28th as 7 young men and women stepped forward to speak in behalf of community youth at the recently held National Black History Program. The event was sponsored byMercy Mission Bear Hospital and Adoption Agency. www.mmbha.webs.com

The youth stirred the hearts of adults and other youth who attended to hear and support the 2 hour program. 

Michael Simpson, Youth Essayist Ambassador Winner, brought the house down with his stirring and passionate words, spoken as if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were in the room! In his dynamic speech, Michael encouraged youth to persevere no matter what their circumstances, and to stop blaming others and looking to past hurts and circumstances as a reason not to become all that you were born to accomplish to be a successful man or woman. His sister; 20 yr oldBioMedicine Engineer, Audrey Simpson; flew to California to hear her brother speak, and departed for a stand by flight back east after the event concluded. Michael has been named 2015 Mercy Mission Hospital Youth Ambassadorand will have the honor of representing our Young Adults Division in major publicity events, speaking engagements and media conversations, and assisting others on the benefits of volunteerism in the community. 

The Essayists, who participated will be given a tour of Los Angeles City Hall on March 24th, 11am, and will then dine at the local Sizzler Restaurant for further discussion on how to engage youth in politics, leadership, academia and community activism. Youth who submitted essays were as follows: Janay A. Evans, Antonio and Kiesha Hilt, Jared Appling, Tramelle Davenport, Rameka Malloy and Roberta Wilkinson.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on future youth related events and sessions such as our June through August program...HOW TO BE A SUPERSTAR STUDENT Youth Summer Lecture Series, covering topics such as Understanding Your Unique Intelligence...Developing a Creative Mind....Diving into Research....Oration Skills for World Leadership and MORE, please send your contact info to [email protected] for the FREE - NO COST summer youth opportunity, in care of Rhonda Brent or Angel Ricci, Program Assistants.

Hollywood Producer, Mr Peter Allman, expressed heartfelt words of wisdom for the assembled audience, and told the story of how miracle after miracle saved his life, and his road to academia and success from his youth to present. He shared how friendships, doing the right thing and living for the sake of others catapulted him to a life of fame and wealth....and how in the end,sharing ones life with the world became his calling! Tears flowed from his eyes as he opened his life and heart to those who would come after him! (SPEECHES UPLOADED ON YOU TUBE MARCH 6, 2015)

Featured in Photographs are Youth Speakers; along with Michael Simpson; Newspaper Media Guest Rossana Ruan, Georgia Gregory, Todd Smith, Rhonda Brent, Parents of Michael Simpson and Keynote Speaker, Producer Peter Allman; shown with Coppertino; and Bishop, the Hospital VIP Greeter Teddy! 

Dr. Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino, Executive Director for Mercy Mission Hospital, moderated the program, along with Teddy Bear "Bishop". Dr Coppertino's father, known to all as Bishop, saw her enter his office one day with the bear and asked WHAT IS THAT? She said it was a Teddy Bear and he asked if he could have it/the bear to sleep with. Shortly thereafter Bishop James Howard Mims passed and Dr Coppertino says she has "Bishop" with her at all events in Bishop Mims memory, who served as a Community Activist, Freedom Fighter, Protector of the People and Pastor for 50 years in the city of Lynwood, California. "Bishop" is also the Mercy Mission Bear Hospital VIP Greeter and he MEETS all visitors on a daily basis with a smile at the Hospital Annex Office!

Professionals who donated their time and expertise to the event:

Jeff Knight Photography, Los Angeles, California

[email protected]
323-791-4081

Tom Daniels Video, Photography
Tom Daniels
Orange County, California
Phone
949-533-7482
Our Website:
www.videographybytommy.com

Celebrity Scene News
Peter Allman
2595 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
578 Washington Boulevard #679, Marina Del Ray, CA 90292
702-265-9099

MERCY MISSION BEAR HOSPITAL AND ADOPTION AGENCY RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY, 2013

Mercy Mission Bear Hospital and Adoption Agency celebrated the new donated annex office space in the city of Gardena. Friends, invited guests and committee members were on hand to assist Dr Coppertino with the ribbon cutting ceremony before all entered the doors for an official tour. Wanda Love, Executive Director of the Gardena Chamber and other chamber members enjoyed the festivities and welcomed Mercy Mission. Pictured from left to right are Barbara Johnson, Todd Smith, Georgia Gregory, Ms 2014 Teddy Bear Teen USA in crown, Dr Coppertino, Wanda Love, City of Gardena Chamber President and Sharon Persovski.    

 Mercy Mission is starting the year off with a new pledge: Help all children and the elderly live long and happy lives, free from fear of harm with loving friends to cheer!

The Annex office is located at 14015 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 7, Gardena, California 90249 and is open 6 days per week for teddy bear repairs, drop off of teddy bear donations and hugs galore for all who love others and live for the sake of others!



WILL YOU SUPPORT THE EFFORTS to bring the first, one and only west coast teddy bear hospital to Los Angeles County?


 If so, you will be recognized as a FRIEND OF MERCY MISSION BEAR HOSPITAL, in one of the following categories:


MERCY MISSION BEAR CUB Sponsor, $25

MERCY MISSION BEAR ANGEL, $100

MERCY MISSION BEAR LOVER, $300

MERCY MISSION BEAR SAVIOR, $1,000


All donors will receive a beautiful, framed MERCY MISSION CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION, and have his or her name or child's name painted by a local artist on a roof shingle of the temporary cottage hospital for "eternity", and for all who love children and family to behold! The roof has over 500 shingles to attach so please feel free to invite all of your friends to participate.


A donation which exceeds $100,000.00 will 

include an invitation to you to join our Executive Board of Directors. If your initial donation exceeds $500,000.00, you will be invited to act as Chairman or Chairman of The Mercy Mission Board, and granted a NAMING RIGHTS opportunity for the hospital exterior of  the new permanent hospital building, or your choice of three of twelve various service departments.


We are also seeking bear loving investors to help us see that NO HOME IS  LEFT BEHIND IN THE WORLD WITHOUT A MERCY MISSION BEAR to warm their hearts, and comfort all children who deserve to share their little love with a lovable teddy bear.


To join our "TAKING COMMUNITIES BACK, ONE BEAR AT A TIME" CAPITAL CAMPAIGN SOCIETY, the participation donation is $10,000.00 per year. The society funds are used to help needy and disadvantaged youth with no medical care of substandard medical policies that may not cover cancer and other related diseases,or in home care services as needed.


For more information, please contact Dr. Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino, Founder and Executive Director of Operations at:


[email protected]


To make a donation, please make all checks payable to MERCY MISSION HOSPITAL and mail to: 3701 Inglewood Avenue, Ste.123, Redondo Beach, California 90278 or click the button below to use PayPal, Visa or Master Charge cards.


Please also consider Mercy Mission Bear Hospital and Adoption Agency in your Trust, Estate Plan, Will or Insurance proceeds plans. We also accept property donations, car donations and other assets in behalf of Mercy Mission.   

A child will never forget what it means to love and hug and show their concern for others when given a teddy bear early in life. 


Studies have shown that a child who never has something to hold and cherish in life, and who never is shown to take care and show compassion for stuffed animals, will likely end up with a distorted view of life. 


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 "CALLING ALL BABY CLOTHES" 


The Agency is in need of baby clothing and also the following donations, and will pick up the items from your home office or residence. Please call for the delivery address to a Los Angeles Church if you would like to drop off the donations or e-mail us your pick up location.

 THANKS EVER FOR YOUR HELP!


NEEDED ITEMS


1 Baby Clothes in sizes 3, 6, 9, 12 and 16 month old.

2 Baby Rattles, Baby Blankets, Baby Socks and Shoes

3 New and Used Cribs, Bassinets, Plastic Baby Bathtubs

4 New and Used small Suitcases for shipping bears to prospective families

5 Small Rugs for play time

6 Childrens books for ages up to 5 years old

7 Childrens knitted hats and caps

8 Childrens Wagons, Carts, Baby Carriers, Strollers and small Car Seats.

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