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Pencil Bugs To Donate Hundreds Of Teddy Bears To Kids In The Hospital.
13-year-old entrepreneur, Jason O'Neill, creator of Pencil Bugs, sets big goal to donate teddy bears to kids at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA for Christmas 2009.
By: Nancy O'Neill
I have been donating part of my sales to help kids since I started my business in 2005. When I chose Rady Children's Hospital, I didn't realize how many kids end up in the hospital for one reason or another. I am pretty lucky and the only time I was in a hospital was for a CAT scan for a concussion. It was a silly accident that happened while a bunch of us were playing tag at recess. While the other kids dodged a tree, I looked the other way and ran smack dab into it with my forehead. Luckily, the concussion wasn't bad. They called it a Grade One concussion which was ironic since I was in first grade at the time. But other than that, I have always been healthy so I can only imagine what it must be like to be stuck in the hospital, especially during the holidays.
The current facility at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA holds approximately 250 beds and on most weeks those beds are full to capacity, treating kids with everything from broken bones to serious life-threatening illnesses.
This year for Christmas, my goal is to deliver 250 or more cuddly teddy bears to kids at Rady. Of course, if I can raise enough to buy more bears, that would be even better. So far, with the help of many generous supporters, I have raised over $500 in August alone with three more months still to go. In addition to using part of my own Pencil Bugs income to buy bears, here's how you can help. There is no minimum required -- every little bit matters.
WITH ANY DONATION UP TO $25, your name or company name will be posted on my website as a Rady Bear Supporter. If you are on Twitter, tweet me your username so I can tweet about your generosity and support.
WITH A DONATION OF $25 OR MORE, a special bear will wear a name tag with your name or company name as a Rady Bear Sponsor, your name or company name will be posted on my website as a Rady Bear Sponsor and you will have a link on my website to yours. If you are on Twitter, tweet me your username so I can tweet about your generosity and support.
For more information or to make a donation, please visit http://www.pencilbugs.com and click the bears on the Home page. The deadline for donations is Dec. 1 to ensure enough time to place and receive a large quantity of bears and still have time to deliver them to Rady before Christmas. Thank you for your support. I really appreciate it
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Pencil Bugs Plus is the creation of young entrepreneur, Jason O'Neill, when he was just nine years old. What started in 2005 with the main product, Pencil Bugs, a handcrafted colorful, bug-like pencil topper has become a successful enterprise.
Page Updated Last on: Aug 31, 2009