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.
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
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!
MERCY MISSION BEAR HOSPITAL AND ADOPTION AGENCY RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY, 2013
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:
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.
"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!
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.