Welcome to the web site of Bears That Care!!
Bears That Care is a non-profit charity operated by volunteers from the Minnesota State Patrol. Uniformed Troopers Radio Communication Officers and office staff along with Smokey Bear and McGruff the Crime Dog visit Twin Cities hospitals and pass out stuffed animals and goodie bags full of goodies and toys.
The photo section has been expanded and includes recent photos.
Bears That Care is a registered 501(3)(c) charity. Bears That Care was founded in 1987 by a group of Minnesota State Troopers and other interested and committed individuals. We visit two hospitals in the Twin Cities (MN) area close to Easter and Halloween. We also visit an elementary school in St. Paul for a summer pizza picnic.
The fall 2017 visit to the Shriners Hospital and University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital went very well. There were lots of patients and siblings there to give goodie bags or stuffed animals to. We passed out close to 15 large stuffed animals plus numerous goodie bags at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. As a special gift to the older patients we passed out quadcopters! These looked like minature R/C drones. In addition to goodie bags at the Shriners Hospital we also passed out stuffed animals that were donated by a Doctor from the Rochester MN area and a wife of a retired Trooper from Pine City. Check out the photos on the photo page!