Please support the kids!

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is funded by individuals, corporations and foundations. As such, we rely heavily on the generosity and kindness of friends like you.


Memorials and Honorariums

When making a monetary donation, you designate it as a tribute. Make a gift in memory of a lost loved one or honor someone special.  


Matching Gifts Program
15,000 companies match gifts...does yours?  

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Please check with your HR Department to find out if your gift can be matched! See a list of companies with matching gift programs.

With matching gifts you can sometimes double or even triple your gift! Please donate today!


Donate Your Vehicle

Vehicle donation program                                                                                                                                         

Another way to contribute to Bear Necessities - donate your vehicle. You are eligible for an itemized TAX DEDUCTION of your vehicle's Retail Fair Market Value. The donation service is totally free and includes convenient pick-up of your car, truck, or RV anywhere in the U.S. Click on the link above or call 877.999.8322.


Sponsor a Bear Hug

If you are interested in helping fulfill a child's Bear Hug by purchasing items, funding a special experience or making a designated donation to this program, please contact Wendy at 312.214.1200 x25 or


Set up your own unique fundraising page

Email your friends, family and co-workers and invite them to donate to a cause that you’re passionate about. We make it easy, check it out HERE!


Host a Fundraiser

Plan an event, such as an auction, dinner party, happy hour, athletic event/tournament, or anything else to raise money to support our mission.


United Way or workplace giving campaign

Earmark your donation to go directly to Bear Necessities through the Donor's Choice Program. All you need to do is fill in Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1100, Chicago IL 60601 and tax ID number 36-3874655. You can download cards with our information to hand out to co-workers.


Get your company involved

Looking for ways your business can give back?  Consider supporting the critical work Bear Necessities does!


In-Kind Opportunities

Donations of products and services allow Bear Necessities to cut expenses allowing more dollars to be allocated to programs and services.


Other ways to contribute...

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Looking for tickets to that big game or concert? is the first place to look! On you can find the tickets you want to sporting, music and theatre events across the country AND help Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation at the same time.

See flyer for details!



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