Amy Berman, the founder of Mother Bear Project, shares with us why this wonderful organisation has partnered with us. Read her heartfelt story below, and have a look at the pictures of our children with their Mother Bears. It’s clear to see that the comfort and unconditional love Amy talks about is real.
Mother Bear Project has been providing bears to Children in the Wilderness for about 15 years and could not be happier about this partnership. Sometimes people ask me, “why bears when there are no bears in Africa?” I chose to knit bears because my mother made the same knit bears for my children when they were young, and these bears evoke feelings of comfort and unconditional love that I hope the children receiving them will feel as well. I actually had to teach myself to knit to start Mother Bear Project! The beauty of this project is that people can participate of all ages and abilities from all over the world. It is a project that is knitting people together to do something positive and loving for children. I have had the opportunity to attend a CITW camp, and had the privilege of seeing their important work first hand. To all those who have touched CITW and keep it going, keep up the fabulous work. You are truly making a difference.
On behalf of all of our children who have received Mother Bears, a huge thank you to Amy and her community of knitters for making a difference in the lives of our children.