The Holidays are a time for giving, and this year is no exception.

That is why we are starting our 100 Bears for the Holidays campaign TODAY!

YOU can give the gift of a furry friend and help lift the spirits of a sick child in need. 

These visits are an incredible experience for all involved! This year, we celebrated our 20,000th Build-A-Bear® delivery! We are looking forward to delivering even more in 2024 and beyond! 

Each UMPS CARE hospital visit includes 100 Build-A-Bear® Workshop furry friends, outfit choices, baseball-themed activity books, crayons, crafts and joy to the bedside of critically ill children. This program bolsters the emotional well being of young patients which supports their physical healing.

Click here to learn more about our BLUE for Kids Hospital Program.

Huge thanks to the Arby’s Foundation which is matching all donations, dollar for dollar – up to $10,000 – to help us reach our goal of 100 Bears for the Holidays!

Donate today to double your impact!

MLB umpire Manny Gonzalez brings a smile to the face of this young patient undergoing treatment at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

The crew of Dan Bellino, Phil Cuzzi, Mark Ripperger and Shane Livensparger take time out to teach a proper out call to this young patient at St. Louis Children’s.

MLB umpire Mike Muchlinski with a young patient at Boston Children’s Hospital this season. Each UMPS CARE visit provides 100 Build-A-Bear stuffed toys, outfits, baseball-themed activity books and more for kids in hosptials across the United States and in Canada.