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The Bears Are Back in Town!
14-year-old entrepreneur, Jason O'Neill, sets to top last year's Christmas fundraiser for Rady Children's Hospital by giving more than 1800 teddy bears
Last year with the help of dozens and dozens of people from around the world, O'Neill raised $5,130 and donated 1800 teddy bears to Rady Children’s Hospital. His goal this year is to top that.
People often think that if you can't give a large amount to charity that it's not worth it. O'Neill knows differently. Every dollar makes a difference and by the emails he continues to receive, he knows that even a small, cuddly teddy bear can mean the world to a child who is in the hospital, especially during the holidays.
Since O'Neill started his business, Pencil Bugs, five years ago, he has been donating a portion of his proceeds to children's charities. This year, he became a published author with his book, "Bitten by the Business Bug: Common Sense Tips for Business and Life from a Teen Entrepreneur."
1) Make a monetary donation to Pencil Bugs & 100% of the donation will be used to buy teddy bears.
2) Make a monetary donation directly to Rady Children's Hospital & the money will be used in various ways to benefit the children.
3) Buy an autographed copy of his new book or any of his other products and a portion of the proceeds will be used to buy more bears.
O'Neill feels generosity is a two-way street; a win-win situation. He helps those who help him. Visit his website http://www.pencilbugs.com and click the BEARS for more details.
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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 with bookmarks, original greeting cards, birthday invitations, and in 2010, his first book, "Bitten by the Business Bug: Common Sense Tips for Business and Life from a Teen Entrepreneur."