Bear Childrens Fund

The Bear’s Children’s Fund (BCF) was proudly established by CFBR-FM in the fall of 1992.  Since that date this amazing fund has done an immense amount of good work in the City of Edmonton.
 
Here’s what we mean.

Throughout the year The Bear holds special events to raise money specifically for the Bear’s Children’s Fund.  The two biggest are the annual Rock Sale and Auction (first Sunday in December) and the annual New Years Eve Party at the Shaw Conference Centre.
 
As well, clients, friends, listeners do several events throughout the year and donate the proceeds to the Fund.   The total money raised, and donated, is simply ‘staggering.’
 
To date, over $2 million dollars has been donated to very worthy causes in the City of Edmonton.   The list is now too long to chronicle but here are just a few great examples of the people that the Bear’s Children’s Fund has donated to:
 

  1. The Stollery Children’s Hospital. -  we’ve purchased a variety of equipment for this world class facility.
  2. The Royal Alexander Hospital -  we’ve purchased Heart monitors for babies; and built a special Family Suite for parents use during extended stays.
  3. We’ve donated a significant amount of money to the Edmonton Police Service DARE Program for drug – alcohol – resistance – education.
  4. The Cross Cancer Institute – the fund purchased a special piece of equipment to help identify children’s cancers.
  5. The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital – we bought equipment for the Children’s Ward.
 
Other good causes helped include:  The Ben Calf Robe Native school, the Edmonton Garrison Base Fund, The Boy’s and Girls Clubs, The City Centre Education Project, and Ronald McDonald House.
 
As well, ‘several’ donations have been kept confidential to honour the sensitivity of the families affected by the loss of a parent or a child.   Suffice to say many ‘trust funds’ have been set up, privately, by The Bear’s Children’s Fund to assist the families during this terrible transition time.
 
The Bear’s Children’s Fund is thee largest single ‘media’ fund in the City of Edmonton.  We work year round to make life better for all families and we’re extremely proud of our work within this great fund.
 
If you wish to APPLY for a donation please use the link below you’ll find all the information you need.  The Bear’s Children’s Fund board meets twice annually – spring and fall – to assess all requests.
 
If you wish to DONATE to the Bear’s Children’s Fund please direct your note to our Program Director, Rob Vavrek, at rvavrek@bellmedia.ca.

Our listeners and clients MAKE this amazing fund work and for that we sincerely say "THANK YOU."

CLICK HERE to request funding..

Donations Made by The Bear Children’s Fund Since 1993:

2010 Astral Media's National Day of Caring For Kids Radiothon 500,000
2008 Stollery Children's Hospital- Help Kid's Hope 750,000.00
2007 Stollery Children's Hospital- Help Kid's Hope 16,292.00
2007 PEP Society 5,000.00
2007 John Locher 5,000.00
2007 Castle Rock Research 30,000.00
2006 The Ashley Hope Account 1,000.00
2006 Stollery Children's Hospital- Help Kid's Hope 16,000.00
2006 Skills Woodcroft - Respite Home 24,000.00
2006 Royal Alex - NICU 11,500.00
2006 Cross Cancer Institute- Pediatric Research 51,000.00
2006 Brightview Elementary School - Handbell Program 7,000.00
2005 Stollery Children's Hospital 25,000.00
2005 Parent's Empowering Parents 20,000.00
2005 Inner City Youth Development Association 12,000.00
2005 Glenrose 25,000.00
2005 Cross Cancer Institute- Pediatric Research 525.00
2005 Boys & Girls Clubs of Edmonton 2,250.00
2005 Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society 8,000.00
2004 Youth Emergency Shelter 10,000.00
2004 Stollery Children's Hospital 25,000.00
2004 EZ Rock Inner City Kid's Christmas Party 3,722.70
2004 DARE 50,000.00
2004 City Centre Education Projec 5,100.00
2003 Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation 50,000.00
2003 Cross Cancer Institute- Pediatric Research 2,500.00
2002 Youth Emergency Shelter $5,000.00
2002 Youth Emergency Shelter $45,041.00
2002 Terra Association 10,000.00
2002 St. Michael's School 500.00
2002 Royal Alex Children's Wing 59,453.92
2002 NY Police & Fire Widows 25,000.00
2002 Morinville Panthers 2,500.00
2002 Garrison Base Fund 50,000.00
2002 Firefighters Burn Unit 200.00
2002 Edmonton Public Schools (CCEP) 80,000.00
2002 Canadian Progress Club 300.00
2002 Boys & Girls Clubs of Edmonton 9,500.00
2002 Ben Calf Robe Native Elementary & Junior High School Library Program 9,000.00
2001 Youth Emergency Shelter 25,000.00
2001 Wetaskinwin Head Start Society 2,375.00
2001 Westlawn Memorial Gardens 2,883.65
2001 Trust Fund for St Jean Family 2,500.00
2001 St Patrick School 6,750.00
2001 Specialty Design 385.00
2001 Sammons Preston 1,070.00
2001 Royal Alex Children's Wing 299.25
2001 Project Literacy 250.00
2001 Mc Cauley Community After School 1,275.00
2001 Kinsmen Club 140.00
2001 Kinsman Club of St Albert 140.00
2001 Head First Foundation 500.00
2001 Foundation for the Health Centre 6,500.00
2001 Fort Sask Boys & Girls Club 5,000.00
2001 Edmonton Jaycees 750.00
2001 Century Services Inc 570.00
2001 Carita Hospitals Foundation 11,299.20
2000 The Mansion 1,500.00
2000 Nottingham Playground Assoc 3,500.00
2000 Law Children's Fund 3,000.00
2000 Greisabach School 10,000.00
2000 Edm Springboard Diving 350.47
2000 DARE 50,000.00
2000 Cdn Progress Club 150.00
2000 ACCD 80.00
2000 AB Special Olympics 500.00
1999 Royal Alex Neo natal intensive care room 100,000.00
1999 PARTY program (Great West) 8,720.84
1999 Norwood Community Service Centre 18,600.00
1999 Kinsman Club ov St Albert 140.00
1999 IODE AB Rose Chapter 500.00
1999 Geoge's Cycle 1,000.00
1999 Garden Valley Pony Club 100.00
1999 Friends of Rosecrest 250.00
1999 Edmonton School Lunch program 20,000.00
1999 Edmonton Jaycees 750.00
1999 Dana Hrabaner Trust Fund 2,000.00
1999 CNIB 20,000.00
1999 Children's Health Foundation 31,592.63
1999 Cdn Progress Club 150.00
1999 Arbutus Volunteer Assoc 1,000.00
1999 ACCD 300.00
1998 Uncles at Large 3,000.00
1998 Kinsman Club ov St Albert 140.00
1998 Edmonton Jaycees 750.00
1998 Early Head Start- Mayfield School 200.00
1998 Belmont Elementary 1,000.00
1998 Arbutus Volunteer Assoc 1,000.00
1997 Royal Alex Foundation 14,000.00
1997 Queen Mary Park School 5,000.00
1997 PARTY program (Great West) 9,162.16
1997 N AB Brain Injury Foundation 5,000.00
1997 Edm School Lunch Program 10,000.00
1997 Children's Heart Society 11,600.00
1997 Children's Health Foundation 20,000.00
1997 Arbutus Volunteer Assoc 1,500.00
1996 Royal Alex Foundation 20,000.00
1996 Rainbow Society 5,000.00
1996 Norwood Community Service Centre 1,000.00
1996 Kid's Kottage 10,000.00
1996 Glenrose 10,000.00
1996 EMS Social Club 500.00
1996 Edm School Lunch Program 20,000.00
1996 DARE 10,000.00
1996 Boy's & Girl's Club 10,000.00
1996 Boyle Street Co-op 4,000.00
1996 Arbutus Volunteer Assoc 1,000.00
1995 Tina McPhee Trust Fund 1,000.00
1995 Royal Alex Foundation 50,000.00
1995 Glenrose 30,000.00
1995 Employabilities 75.00
1995 Cdn Progress Club 140.19
1993 Ronald MacDonald 10,000.00
1993 Karen Janz 1,200.00
1993 Hug A Bear Express 2,587.88
1993 Hug A Bear Express 2,500.00
1993 Edmonton Food Bank 409.50
1993 Edm School Lunch Program 20,000.00

Total = $2,586,020.39